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Teachers

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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22.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement about future job opportunities for teachers now completing their training.

My Department has recently sent to colleges of education and university education departments a list of local education authorities with teaching vacancies for September. It is for the local authorities to decide how many teachers to employ, but the rate support grant settlement for 1975–76 allowed for continuing improvement in pupil-teacher ratios and took account of this summer's output of trained teachers.

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he next expects to meet representatives of the teaching profession.

I shall be meeting representatives of the teaching profession informally on 19th June.