§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a breakdown of the overall increase in school unit costs shown in table 11.10 of Cm 1011 between 1979–80 and 1988–89 showing how much of that overall increase is due to increases in the level of school teachers' pay above the rate of inflation.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Changes in overall spending on schoolteachers' pay reflect both changes in teacher numbers and successive pay settlements. As a broad estimate, the 42 per cent. increase in unit costs shown in table 11.10 of Cm 1011 may be analysed as follows:
Percentage Total increase in real terms spending per pupil: Of which 42 Increase due to improvements in pupil:teacher ratio: 13 Increase due to improvements in teachers' pay above the GDP deflator: 16 Other increases, including improved provision for non-teaching costs such as equipment: 13
Mr. Win Griffith
s: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the overall increase in real terms between 1979–80 and 1988–89 of (a) national average earnings, (b) average non-manual earnings outside the public sector and (c) school teachers' pay.145W
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Between April 1979 and April 1989 national average earnings rose by 28 per cent. in real terms, and teachers' average salaries by 30 per cent. in real terms. Over the same period the real terms increase in average non-manual earnings outside the public sector was 43 per cent. for men and 48 per cent. for women. A combined figure is not available.