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Graduate Teachers

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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38.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teacher graduates who completed their studies in 1978 are still registered as unemployed.

Dr. Boyson: The only information available to the Department is that provided by Professional and Executive Recruitment (PER). This shows that, of the 2,926 newly qualified teachers who were registered in England and Wales as seeking a teaching post in August 1978, only 370 were still so registered in August 1979. However, not all unemployed teachers register with PER and those who do register are not necessarily unemployed.

52.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many graduate teachers qualified to teach mathematics are currently in employment; and how many of these are actually teaching mathematics.

The latest information available is from the 1977 secondary school staffing survey. At that time there were 25,600 graduate teachers in Eng- land and Wales with a qualification in mathematics, of whom 15,700 were actually teaching mathematics.