Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Qualified Teachers.

asked the Minister for Education if he will state the number of (a) men who qualified as national teachers in the period 1940-1952, (b) women who qualified in the same period, (c) males qualified in that period who are not now serving as teachers, and (d) women qualified in that period who are not now serving as teachers.

It would take a considerable time to ascertain the particulars asked for at (c) and (d) as it would involve an extensive investigation of official records to cover the period of 12 years. Perhaps the Deputy would be good enough to repeat the question in about a fortnight's time.