§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he is aware of the difficulties encountered by trained teachers who have recently left colleges of education in this country in obtaining employment as teachers in certain areas; and what action he is taking to remedy the situation.
§ Miss Bacon
There have always been areas which produce more teachers than can be employed locally. We have circulated to local education authorities, colleges of education and university departments of education a list of 23 areas in which there are substantial numbers of vacancies to be filled.
Present indications are that there will be posts available for all those who leave colleges this year.