HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c345W
Mr. Alec Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many teachers were employed in Wales in 1978–79; and how many are expected to be employed in 1980–81 based on the assumptions underlying the White Paper on public expenditure, Cmnd. 7746.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

The number of teachers on a full-time equivalent basis employed in the maintained sector in Wales in January 1979 was as follows:

Nursery, primary and secondary sector 29,785
Special education establishments 804
Further education establishments 3,806

It is for individual authorities to decide how to allocate their financial resources among the various services they provide, including the employment of teachers. It is not possible, therefore, to say how many teachers will be employed in 1980–81.