HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 c219W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the net wastage rate for teachers under 60 years in the last year for which figures are available; and how this compares with the figures for the previous five years.

Sir Keith Joseph

The wastage rate from maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in England and Wales in the year ending 31 March 1983 for full-time teachers under 60 years of age is 6.6 per cent. Corresponding percentages for the previous five years are as follows:

Wastage per cent.
Year ending 31 March:
1978 6.0
1979 6.8
1980 7.2
1981 6.9
1982 6.5