HC Deb 10 February 1982 vol 17 c380W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total number of persons employed by all education authorities in Wales and the total number of teachers in January 1972, May 1979 and at the latest dale for which figures are available; and if he will give the cost in each case in current and constant terms.

Mr. Michael Roberts

The attached information on numbers employed by local authorities is derived from the quarterly Joint Manpower Watch Survey, which was not in operation in 1972.

Number of Local Education Authority Employees
June 1979 June 1980 September
Lecturers and teachers 34,645 34,698 *33,027
Non-teaching staff 23,731 22,983 *21,686

* provisional

Wages and Salaries of Local Education Authority Employees
1971–72 1979–80 1980–8l
Lecturers and teachers
At out-turn prices 61,876 238,170 *300,680
At November 1981 prices 264,117 334,557 *338,145
Non-teaching staff
At out-turn prices 19,865 81,089 *94,520
At November 1981 prices 84,793 113,906 *106,297


1971–72 Department of Education and Science 1979–80 and 1980–81 Welsh Office.

* provisional

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