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Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Education the number of full-time teachers who discontinued teaching during the latest twelve months period; and how this compares with the previous year.

Precise figures are not yet available, but it is estimated that between 31st March, 1960, and 31st March, 1961, 22,000 full-time teachers in maintained primary and secondary schools (other than special schools) left teaching. The corresponding number for the previous twelve months is 20,445.