HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc401-2W
Mr. Cartwcenter

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his most recent estimate of the England and Wales and (b) Inner London.

Dr. Boyson

No precise data are available. From a special survey of maintained secondary schools in 1977, the following broad estimates were made of the number of full-time teachers then teaching each subject without themselves having studied the subject. These teachers were providing a minor proportion of total tuition in each of the stated subjects, and spent a third or less of their teaching week on these subjects, as the supplementary information shows.

number of teachers undergoing in-service training in mathematics, physical sciences, craft design and technology, modern languages and English, respectively, in inner London and in each of the outer London education authorities.

Dr. Boyson

The information requested is not available centrally. It is for each local education authority to determine its own priorities for in-service training in the light of the needs of teachers and schools in its area.