HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 cc318-9W
Mr. Alexander Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the latest available figures for the number of teachers employed in education authority schools in Scotland (a) in teaching posts and (b) in non-teaching posts.

Mr. McElhone

At the time of the annual school census in September 1975 the equivalent of 55,855 full-time teachers were employed in education authority schools. 958 of the teachers employed in primary and secondary schools for the whole of the census week had no class teaching duties during that week. Information is not readily available about the corresponding number in nursery and special schools.