HC Deb 11 December 1973 vol 866 c75W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers have left the education service since 6th November 1972 or from the nearest convenient date.

Mr. Raison

The information is not available. The following figures show the number of teachers who left full-time teaching in grant-aided schools and establishments during the year ended 31st March 1972:

Age under 60 on 31st March 1972 29,445
Age 60 and over on 31st March 1972 5,978
Total 35,423


These figures include: 1. teachers who left to take up teaching in universities, independent schools or establishments, or overseas;

  1. 2. teachers who left to take up administrative or inspectorial work;
  2. 3. teachers who left full-time service to take up part-time appointments.
They exclude teachers who entered and left the service or who left and re-entered during the year.