HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 cc867-8W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish for each county education authority the number of teachers needed to(a) deliver Welsh language teaching at the primary and secondary levels as required by the national curriculum and (b) deliver all national curriculum subjects in Welsh secondary schools by teachers with the appropriate subject qualifications.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The current estimate, based on 1988 pupil numbers, of the number of teachers required to deliver Welsh language teaching when the national curriculum is fully implemented is:

LEA Primary Secondary
Clwyd 498 128
Dyfed 933 119
Gwent 278 128
Gwynedd 969 97
Mid Glamorgan 560 165
Powys 146 38
South Glamorgan 290 115
West Glamorgan 338 105
Wales 4,012 895

These estimates are being revised and will take account of more recent information on pupil numbers.

Estimates of the number of teachers required to teach subjects within the national curriculum will be available only when the results of the 1989 secondary schools staffing survey are available and have been analysed.