Certificated Teachers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 26th July 1923.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Hill Mr Alfred Hill , Leicester West

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asked the President of the Board of Education how many teachers will have completed their college training this month; how many fully-certificated teachers will now be unemployed; and will he agree that in future only certificated teachers shall be engaged?

Photo of Lord Eustace Percy Lord Eustace Percy , Hastings

The number of students in training colleges who will complete their course of training this month is approximately 7,680. With regard to the second part of the question, my right hon. Friend regrets he has no information; and he is not prepared to make the requirement suggested in the third part.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Is the Noble Lord aware that local education authorities are employing uncertificated teachers, while thousands of certified teachers are unemployed; will he see that the local authorities are encouraged to do the right thing in this connection?

Photo of Lord Eustace Percy Lord Eustace Percy , Hastings

I am perfectly aware of the fact that this subject has been frequently debated in this House, and I do not think this is the occasion for a further debate.

Photo of Mr Morgan Jones Mr Morgan Jones , Caerphilly

What steps have the Board of Education taken to absorb these teachers?

Photo of Lord Eustace Percy Lord Eustace Percy , Hastings

That is only another way of putting a question which, as I say, has been frequently debated. [HON. MEMBERS: "Answer!"]