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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13834: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reported figures released by the Scottish Borders Council, which show that the number of teaching posts receiving no applications has increased by almost 50%, from 16 in 2015-16 to 23 in 2016-17, how it plans to tackle this increase.

Answered by: John Swinney 23 January 2018

1,052 in September 2016 to 1,055 in September 2017.