§ Mr. Cordle
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the approximate average cost to public funds per teacher employed, full-time and part-time, per hour of actual teaching time, in teaching English for foreigners, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, standard (Mandarin) Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, and other languages, respectively.
§ Mr. Goronwy Roberts
Full-time teachers are paid according to grade, qualifications and length of service and not according to actual teaching time or subjects taught. I am sending the hon. Member the latest edition of the booklet giving the salary scales for teachers in establishments for further education. Part-time teachers are often paid on an114W hourly basis but rates vary. I regret that the overall average per teaching hour is not available.