§ Sir A. Meyer
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average net cost to public funds of each additional employee recruited as a newly qualified teacher on the assumption that each additional employee was previously unemployed and in receipt of supplementary benefit.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
The average net cost to public funds in the first year of employment is estimated to be about £1,920, at 1978 survey prices, on the additional assumptions that the recruit is not a householder, receives no sick pay or other social security benefit during the year, and is single. No account has been taken of the costs to the education service of any extra overheads or long term commitments arising from the employment of additional teachers.