Secondary Schools (Staffing Survey)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1972.

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Photo of Mr David Lambie Mr David Lambie , Central Ayrshire 12:00 am, 2nd February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now prepared to publish the results of the secondary schools staffing survey.

Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire

The first of two volumes of statistics will be published about the end of February. The second volume is being printed. My right hon. Friend's Department is preparing a report on secondary school staffing based on the survey and this too will be published.

Photo of Mr David Lambie Mr David Lambie , Central Ayrshire

I thank the Under-Secretary for his reply. Does he realise that those of us who support the Government's policy of raising the school leaving age to 16 this year want the result of this survey to be published, since we believe it will show that we have an adequate supply of teachers to carry out this policy?

Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire

I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman and I can give him both assurances. The survey will be published and we shall have an adequate supply of teachers, always excepting possible local difficulties in some areas.