HC Deb 08 December 1997 vol 302 c432W
Mr. Sawford

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many people are currently employed as school classroom technicians. [18128]

Mr. Byers

The available information is shown in the table.

Full-time equivalent numbers of education support staff in schools in England: January 1997
Nursery n/a
Primary n/a
Middle 173
Secondary 12,420
Special2 256
Pupil Referral unit n/a
City Technology Colleges 143
Independent n/a
n/a = not available.
1 Includes laboratory assistants/technicians, design technology assistants/technicians (including home economics assistants, craft technicians), IT technicians.
2 Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools.

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