§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers are employed by each local authority in England; how many teachers are in receipt of an incentive allowance for each local authority in England; what percentage this is of the total employed by each local authority; and how many teachers in receipt of an incentive allowance in each local authority in England hold allowances that are(a) incentive A, (b) incentive B, (c) incentive C, (d) incentive D and (e) incentive E.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
No information is at present available about the number of teachers with incentive allowances in September 1989. The Government's present plans assume the award of 174,600 allowances to teachers in ordinary schools in September 1989. Of these 38 per cent. (66,000) are A allowances, 30 per cent. (52,900) Bs, 11.5 per cent. (20,000) Cs, 15 per cent. (26,000) Ds and 5.5 per cent. (9,500) Es. If allowances were awarded in line with the Government's assumptions some 40 per cent. of primary and over 55 per cent. of secondary teachers paid on the main scale in England and Wales will have been in receipt of an allowance this September. Information from various sources suggests that the number awarded in previous years has been broadly in line with the Government's assumptions.