HC Deb 21 January 1972 vol 829 c280W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers in maintained schools left the profession for jobs outside teaching in each of the last five years, and what was the total number of teachers in maintained schools in each of these years.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Statistics about jobs taken outside teaching are not available, but the table below gives relevant information. The figures for men in line (3) and (4) include those dying, or retiring on health grounds; those going to teach in universities, independent schools or overseas; and those moving to educational administration or inspection. They, therefore, overstate the drain from education to other work. The corresponding figures for women would be dominated by wastage on marriage or childbearing.