§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people were employed by local government in administering and servicing education at mid-year 1974–75 and 1975–76.
§ Mr. McElhone
Staffing returns for 1974–75 were not provided by all the former education authorities. At the start of 1976 monitoring arrangements for local government staff numbers were introduced by way of the Joint Watch on Manpower, from which the following figures have been obtained:
Fulltime Part-time Total March 1976 (last quarter of 1975–76) 30,481 34,128 64,609 June 1976 (first quarter of 1976–77). 29,951 33,588 63,539
These figures include administrative and clerical staff in the authorities' education departments, school caretakers, cleaners and canteen staff, non-teaching staff employed on careers guidance and library staff employed by libraries either located in or servicing educational establishments.