HC Deb 16 June 1993 vol 226 c590W
Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much money was spent in each of the last five years on clerical support for teachers in schools.

Mr. Forth

Information is collected centrally only for schools' expenditure on administration and clerical staff combined. For the five years up to 1991–92, the latest year for which information on actual spending is available, this expenditure was as follows:

Local education authority-maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools England
Year Total expenditure1 £ thousand
1987–88 196,520
1988–89 219,020
1989–90 260,678
1990–91 335,181
1991–92 2404,267
1 Total expenditure on administrative and clerical staff, cash, £ thousands.
2 Provisional.


"Administrative and clerical staff' includes such staff as school secretaries, clerks, typists, receptionists and telephonists. Details on premises related staff (caretakers, etc.) and education support staff (such as laboratory technicians) are collected separately.