Written Answers. - Unemployed Teachers.

Frank Crowley

Question:

314 Mr. Crowley asked the Minister for Education the number of unemployed primary school teachers in the country.

The information requested by the Deputy is not available in my Department. Statistics on the number of graduates from the primary teacher training colleges are available but since some teachers after graduation opt for various careers and some opt for employment abroad it is not possible to compile statistics on the number of unemployed teachers in the country.