HC Deb 29 January 1998 vol 305 c370W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate he has made of the number of teachers currently teaching English in secondary schools who do not have a first degree in that subject. [26076]

Mr. Byers

There were about 14,600 full and part-time teachers in secondary schools teaching English to years 7–13 at November 1996 who did not have a first or higher degree (excluding PGCE) which included English.