HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c367W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in the Official Report the number of teachers in post in the administrative county of Suffolk and the number of non-teaching staff employed in the schools by the local education authority, indicating how many of the latter are engaged in teaching and non-teaching activities, respectively.

Dr. Boyson

Only the relevant data on teaching staff are identified in the annual returns by local authorities to central Departments: I therefore suggest that my hon. Friend seeks the remaining information from the Suffolk local education authority. The number of teachers employed by the authority in January 1979 was:

Full-time and full-time equivalent of part-time
Nursery, primary and secondary education 5149
Special education* 114
Full-time only
Futher education 543
*Including qualified teachers in unattached special units for handicapped children as well as teachers in special schools.