HC Deb 20 March 1987 vol 112 cc636-7W
Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will say how many people are employed in the following institutions at the present time and how many were employed in the same institutions in 1979 (a) university college of Wales Aberystwyth, (b) the national library of Wales, (c) the college of librarianship, (d) The agricultural college of Wales, (e) St. David's university college, Lampeter, (f) college of further education in Ceredigion and (g) all secondary schools in Ceredigion; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Information for all persons employed is not centrally available. The available figures, for teaching or research staff only, are given in the following table:

1979-80 1985-86
University College, Aberystwyth1 439 374
St. David's College, Lampeter1 69 69
College of Librarianship, Wales2 37
Welsh Agricultural College2 19
Ceredigion College of Further Education2 67
Maintained Secondary Schools in Ceredigion3 377 387
1 Full-time teaching and research staff, as at December each year.
2 Teaching staff in full-time equivalent terms (average for academic year). Figures for 1979–80 are not available.
3 Full-time and part-time teachers in September 1979 and September 1986 respectively.

The numbers of industrial and non-industrial staff at the national library of Wales in October 1979 and October 1986 were148 and 142 respectively.

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