§ 39 and 40. Mr. EDE
asked the President of the Board of Education (1) the records. that are kept of the service in elementary schools of supplementary teachers; and the time that elapses after a first appointment before such record is ordinarily commenced;
(2) how many supplementary teachers at present employed in elementary schools are over 60 years of age; how many have more than 40 years' service; and how many are over 60 years of age and have over 40 years' service?
The Board have no records about supplementary teachers except quarterly returns of the number employed and an annual return of the total expenditure on such teachers. I regret therefore that I cannot give the hon. Member the information which he desires.
Perhaps the hon. Member will put that specific point in another question. He will realise that that is not the question on. the Paper.