HC Deb 02 July 1971 vol 820 cc228-30W
Mrs. Shirley Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what percentage of all teachers who had served for five years or less left the profession within those five years; what percentage of those who had served between five years and 10 years left between the fifth and tenth year; and what percentage of those who had served more than 10 years left after 10 years, in 1968, 1969 and 1970, respectively; (2) how many teachers left the profession in 1968, 1969 and 1970 who had served for less than five years, between five and 10 years, and more than 10 years as qualified teachers, respectively.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Information about wastage of teachers according to length of service is not available but the numbers of teachers entering, leaving and re-entering full-time service between April, 1968 and March, 1969 are given, by five-year age-groups, in Table 25 of Statistics of Education, Volume 4, 1969. Percentage rates of gross wastage for each band are also given.