§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the estimated total cost of teachers' salaries in Wales during the current financial year; and what percentage of this amount is borne by the national Exchequer.
§ Mr. Rowlands
The estimated total cost of teachers' salaries in England and Wales in the current financial year is £1,440 million, 60.5 per cent. of which is met by way of rate support grant. Separate figures for Wales are not available.