HC Deb 24 May 1994 vol 244 c137W
Mr. Dunn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teaching staff and non-teaching staff were employed by the Kent local education authority for each year since 1988.

Mr. Robin Squire

Information on the number of employees of each local education authority is compiled by the local government management board from data collected on behalf of the joint staffing watch. The table shows the data available for the Kent local authority.

Teachers and lecturers Education Other
March Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
1990 12,496 5,006 3,999 9,653
1991 12,087 4,176 3,655 7,854
1992 11,504 5,379 3,657 9,064
1993 10,857 5,592 3,546 9,692
1994 8,708 4,189 2,706 9,970

1. The table covers all staff in the LEA maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools sector, special and further education, and central administration. Staff employed by self-governing—GM—schools are not included. The 1994 figures exclude colleges which transferred to the new FE sector in April 1993.

2. "Education—Other" includes educational support, clerical, school meals and premises related staff employed in schools and colleges, together with central services and administration within the education service.