§ Sir Peter Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time and part-time teachers are 50 years old, or older; and what proportion they represent of the total number of teachers in each category.
§ Mr. Dunn
In March 1984, the latest date for which information is available, there were 40,700 full-time qualified teachers in maintained nursery and primary schools in England and Wales; in maintained secondary schools there were 35,800 such teachers. They represented, respectively, 23.5 per cent. and 14.8 per cent. of all full-time qualified teachers in those types of school. The age distribution of part-time teachers is not readily available.