§ Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that no figures have been published of teachers in part-time service in grant-aided major establishments for further education later than 1st February, 1961; and what steps he is taking to increase the availability of statistical information in his Department.
§ Sir E. Boyle
Yes. I do not at present obtain annual statistical returns from establishments of further education about part-time teachers. The hon. Member is aware that there has been a considerable extension and improvement of my Department's statistical services.145W
In considering further development of the Department's statistics it is necessary to weigh the value of the information to be obtained against both the burden of statistical work placed on educational institutions and the competing claims on the resources of the Department's Statistics Branch.