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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will update the figures given in paragraph 9 on page 129 of Cmnd. 7439 relating to the margin of teachers surplus to numbers required to maintain pupil-teacher ratios and to make provision for in-service training.

Projections of the number of teachers expected to be employed in the years up to 1983–84 will be included in the Government's White Paper on public expenditure, which is to be published in March.