HC Deb 11 February 1988 vol 127 c310W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers left the profession in each of the last five years on health grounds; and if any figures are available for those suffering mental stress.

Mrs. Rumbold

The table gives the number of teachers in England and Wales granted retirement benefits under the Teachers' Supperannuation Regulations on the grounds of ill-health in each financial year since 1982.

Financial year Number of retirements
1982–83 1,910
1983–84 2,172
1984–85 2,449
1985–86 2,698
1986–87 2,707

Information is not available to show the number of retirements due to stress or stress-related illnesses.