asked the Minister of Labour from which groups by age plus length of service Class B releases are now being granted to officers and men who are qualified teachers; how many of the I0,000 teachers due for release in the progamme for Class B, dated 2nd October, I945, have been so released; and whether he is satisfied that these releases are being granted impartially as between officers and other ranks.
With regard to the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for South end (Mr. Channon) on 9th October, a copy of which I am sending him. The number of teachers released in Class B by 15th November, the latest date for which figures are readily available, was 3,974, of whom 891 were released in the first fortnight in November. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.