HC Deb 26 July 1985 vol 83 c795W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the latest available cost of employing teachers in maintained schools as a proportion of (a) total costs of such schools and(b) total costs excluding capital expenditure; and what were the comparable figures five and 10 years previously.

Mr. Dunn

The information requested is given in the following table:

Expenditure on the salaries* of teaching staff in schools—England
As a percentage of total net recurrent and Capital expenditure on schools As a percentage of total net recurrent expenditure on schools
Per cent. Per cent.
1973–74 49.5 65.3
1978–79 56.5 65.6
1983–84 59.9 66.1
* Salaries include employers' contributions to National Insurance and Superannuation.