HC Deb 09 July 1998 vol 315 cc604-5W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many science teachers will be employed in schools in Scotland in 1999. [49342]

Mr. Wilson

This is a matter for local authorities. The latest available figures relate to 1994 and the table shows the number of full-time equivalent teachers in Scottish secondary schools by main teaching subject. The next data collection from teachers will be in September 1998.

Subject Number
General Science 104
Biology 1,219
Chemistry 1,360
Physics 1,146