HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 c199W
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.