HC Deb 07 February 1980 vol 978 cc290-1W
Mr. Butcher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of qualified teachers employed in the education service in England and Wales who no longer have any class contact.

Dr. Boyson

Information is not available for the education service as a whole. In 1977, the latest date for which information is available, some 3,700 of the 254,000 teachers in maintained secondary schools did no formal classrooms teaching. These include some head teachers and other teachers involved in informal careers guidance and pastoral care.