HC Deb 18 January 1991 vol 183 cc595-6W
Sir John Farr

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what initiatives he is taking to reduce the shortage of teachers in primary schools in Leicestershire.

Mr. Fallon

Leicestershire local education authority is to receive grant support for £150,000 of expenditure on teacher recruitment in 1991–92. This is part of an overall allocation of £7.7 million between 86 LEAs, the average grant support being £90,000. A similar sum will be available in 1992–93. In addition, Leicestershire LEA will benefit from £80,000 allocated to support a licensed teacher scheme. This funding reflects the Department's commitment to assist authorities in the development of initiatives to improve teacher recruitment.