A motion calling for the postponement of the raising of the school leaving to 16 in 1972 was rejected by Glasgow Corporation by 70 votes to 12. Labour and Conservative members joined in opposing the motion by Bailie Stewart Stevenson, the Progressive leader, who received the support only of his own group. Bailie Stevenson said that as a result of the higher leaving age 680 extra teachers would be required in the city. At present Glasgow was 310 teachers short of its 1971-72 needs.
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