§ 15. Mr. Fisher
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of teachers who had submitted their resignations by 31 May.
§ Mr. Butcher
The latest available data are for the year ending March 1987. A total of 28,960 teachers left full-time service in the maintained nursery, primary and secondary sector in England. Of these, 1,760 transferred to full-time service elsewhere in the maintained sector in England and Wales and 2,900 to part-time service in the maintained sector. A further 8,500 retired and 450 died.