§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers were employed in nursery education in 1979, 1980, 1981 and to the nearest available date in 1982.
§ Dr. Boyson
The full-time-equivalent numbers of qualified and other teaching staff employed in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained primary schools in England were as follows: 101W
January Number of teaching staff 1979 5,743 1980 5,974 1981 6,117 1982 *6,228 * Provisional.