HC Deb 04 March 1985 vol 74 cc377-8W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list average teachers' salaries for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries.

Sir Keith Joseph

[pursuant to his reply, 27 February 1985, c. 179]: Up to date information is not available. The following average salaries for public sector school teachers and college and university lecturers have been derived from various UNESCO and European Community publications:

1979 1980
Belgium 11.9 N/A
Canada †11.9 N/A
Denmark 7.0 N/A

1979 1980
France 7.7 10.9
West Germany 12.5 14.3
Netherlands 18.5 N/A
Sweden †11.8 N/A
United Kingdom 6.7 8.7
USA †11.4 N/A
* At 1979 price levels adjusted for relative purchasing power of wages between countries.
†Based on teacher/lecturer head count, not full time equivalent of part-time as for other countries.