§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Education the number of teachers employed in England and the total salary bill, exclusive of further education, for the latest financial year in which the figures are available.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The latest available estimates of the average numbers of teachers employed in schools maintained by local education authorities during the financial year 1960–61, and of their total salary bill, are shown in the table below. The figures cover nursery, primary,84W secondary and special schools, and exclude training colleges and further education establishments.
1960–61 Average Number of teachers (*) (thousands) Salary bill (†) (£ million) England 263.0 252 England and Wales 282.7 272 (*) Including the full-time equivalent of part-time teachers. (†) Rate estimates figures.