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Volume 416: debated on Monday 19 November 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the shortage of reliable teachers in Germany; and what steps he is taking to facilitate repatriation of German refugees in Britain who are anxious to undertake such work.

There is no shortage of reliable teachers in the British zone of Germany. Many of the teachers at present employed with the approval of the British authorities, however, have reached, or will shortly be reaching, the age of retirement, and there will also be increasing demands for teachers as more schools become available for use. Consideration is, therefore, being given to the possibility of repatriating suitable German refugees now in this country, and though there are difficulties it is hoped to organise machinery for this purpose in the near future.