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Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of unemployed and superannuated teachers, separately, at present in Scotland, males and females, respectively?

The Department have no means of estimating the total number of teachers in Scotland who are unemployed and desire employment. Of 823 men and 2,608 women who obtained recognition in Scotland as certificated teachers during sessions 1927–28 and 1928–29, 125 men and 669 women had failed to obtain posts up to 31st January, 1930. The number of superannuated teachers in Scotland on the same date was 1,542 men and 2,382 women.