Teacher Shortages

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Jeff Smith Jeff Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:00 am, 11th September 2017

That is a very complacent answer. The Secretary of State’s predecessor, Nicky Morgan, said that the public sector pay cap is having a clear impact on recruitment and retention. Does the Minister agree with his right hon. Friend that the policy makes it harder to recruit the teachers we need?