HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 cc583-4W
Mr. Ancram

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the hours spent on average by teachers in Scottish schools on non-teaching duties; and what were the comparable figures five years ago.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

According to information supplied by teachers themselves at September 1984—the latest date for which the information is at present available—teachers in education authority and grant-aided primary schools spent on average about 3½ hours per week on non-teaching duties, including preparation and correction; the figure in secondary schools was about 6¼ hours. The corresponding figures for 1975 were about 3½ hours and 6 hours, respectively.