HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc398-9W
Mr. Butcher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, excluding further and higher education, what are the notified membership figures by union of each of the teaching unions represented on the Burnham Committee; and what is the membership of those unions representing teachers and head teachers who are not so represented.

Dr. Boyson

Information on a comparative basis is available at present only from the certification officer. The figures

Union Membership figure
(a) Represented on the Burnham Primary and Secondary Committee:
National Union of Teachers 293,798
National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers 131,792
National Association of Head Teachers 22,185
Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association 77,883*
Secondary Heads Association 4,154
National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education
(b) Not represented on the Burnham Primary and Secondary Committee:
Professional Association of Teachers 10,896†
National Association of Teachers of Wales (Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru) 2,825
Association of Career Teachers 207
* Relates to August 1978 and represents the combined membership of the Assistant Masters Association and the Association of Assistant Mistresses before their merger on 1 September 1978 to form the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association.
† 31 December 1977.