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Emergency-Trained Teachers

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Education what proportion of the 35,000 new teachers announced by him as ready to enter the schools are emergency-trained women who have had an even shorter training than the emergency-trained men.

I take it that the hon. Member is referring to the estimate which has been given of the total number of teachers likely to be trained under the Emergency Scheme from its inception in 1945 to the closure of the last colleges in 1951. This is likely to be about 23,000 men and about 12,000 women. Men and women follow courses of exactly the same length.