§ Miss Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many qualified teachers are employed within the maintained system of education for children between the ages of 5 and 16 years; and how many unqualified teachers are employed within the independent sector of education for the same age group.411W
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
In January 1973 the total number of qualified teachers employed in maintained primary and secondary schools in England and Wales was about 400,000 in terms of full-time equivalent. The number employed in the teaching of children between the ages of 5 and 16 is not known but might be estimated at some 375,000–380,000. The number of teachers in the independent sector who are not qualified teachers is not known.