HC Deb 16 June 1961 vol 642 cc83-4W
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, secondary and special schools, and exclude training colleges and further education establishments.

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.