HC Deb 13 May 1991 vol 191 cc43-4W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the membership of each teaching trade union; and what information he has on how many members are trainee/student teachers and how many are retired members.

Mr. Jackson

[holding answer 10 May 1991]: The total membership of each teaching trade union known to the Employment Department is shown in the table. A breakdown of trainee/student teachers and retired members is not available.

Union 1 Membership
Assistant Masters and Mistresses' Association 135,930
The Association of Agricultural Education Staffs 1,418
Association of Cambridge University Assistants 1,082
Association of Career Teachers 491
Association of Educational Psychologists 1,615
Association for College Management 1,490
Union 1 Membership
Association of Principals of Colleges 665
Association of University Teachers 31,807
Association of Vice Principals of Colleges 111
British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education 353
The Educational Institute of Scotland 45,571
Scottish Further and Higher Education Association 1,822
The Headmasters' Conference 355
The National Association of Head Teachers 35,238
National Association of Inspectors and Educational Advisers 2,048
National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers 163,646
National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education 81,407
National Society for Education in Art and Design 2,289
National Union of Teachers 213,482
Professional Association of Nursery Nurses 3,153
Professional Association of Teachers 42,793
Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association 7,278
Secondary Heads' Association 7,452
Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru 3,061
1 The latest published figures relate to year ending 1989.