§ 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.