§ 53. Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department is taking any steps to recruit teachers from other EC member states.
§ Mr. Butcher
On 21 December 1988 the Council of Ministers of the European Communities adopted a directive that will enable a range of professionals, including teachers, to have their professional qualifications recognised for the purposes of practice in member states other than their own. The directive must be implemented by 1991. My right hon. Friend proposes to make regulations according the benefits of the directive to members of the teaching profession qualified in other member states from September this year. This should assist LEAs in their recruitment of teachers from other member states.
The Department is also supporting a project at the university of York which is recruiting and training teachers from France and Germany.