HC Deb 18 January 1983 vol 35 cc100-1W
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:

January Number of teaching staff
1979 5,743
1980 5,974
1981 6,117
1982 *6,228
* Provisional.