HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c523W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total cost in 1988–89 of (i) initial teacher training and (ii) in-service training, of teachers.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Funding for higher education institutions is not allocated according to subject. However, an estimated £145 million, including fees, was made available to institutions in England and Wales for initial teacher training in the financial year 1988–89. It will be for institutions to decide on how they spend the resources at their disposal. In addition, the total cost of the maintenance element of mandatory awards in respect of students on initial teacher training courses is estimated at around £49 million. In the same year, local education authorities in England planned to spend £290 million on in-service training for teachers and others employed in the education service.