§ 24. Colonel WOODCOCK
asked the President of the Board of Education what are the steps which are being taken to have a complete educational record of every teacher in the country for use at Whitehall; what is the estimated initial cost and future annual cost; how many officials and clerks will be employed in compiling and keeping-this record up to date; and whether this information is already obtainable locally?
§ Lord E. PERCY
My hon. and gallant Friend appears to be under a misapprehension. Records of teachers have always been kept by my Department, since they are necessary for the proper administration of the Education Acts and the Teachers' Superannuation Acts. At the present time certain arrangements are being considered for the simplification of these records and a. diminution in the administrative work entailed in their upkeep, both to my Department and the local authorities. These arrangements are not yet sufficiently advanced to 578 enable me to say in detail what the saving will be, but they will certainly enable reductions to be made in the staff engaged on this work.