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Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many graduate and non-graduate teachers have been unemployed for periods of more than three months in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what is the percentage increase or decrease for each group over that period and what were the number of people entering training as teachers during each of these years.

The first two parts of the question would be matters for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment. However, his Department has confirmed that the information is not available. Figures for admissions to courses of initial training in England and Wales for the past five academic years are: