HC Deb 13 April 1999 vol 329 cc162-3W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will provide a breakdown by ethnic origin and grade of(a) teaching staff at (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) tertiary level and (b) students at university level. [79052]

Ms Estelle Morris

The answers are as follows.

(a) (i and ii) The ethnic origin of teaching staff at primary and secondary level is not available.

(a) (iii) The grade of teaching staff at tertiary level is not available. Table 1 gives teaching staff in Further Education colleges in England by ethnicity.

Table 1: Teaching staff in further education colleges, by ethnicity (headcount) England 1996–97
Ethnic origin Number of staff1
White 91,400
Black Caribbean 1,000
Black African 500
Black Other 300
Indian 1,000
Pakistani 500
Bangladeshi 200
Chinese 200
Other Asian 700
Other 2,100
Not known 32,900
Total 130,700
1Staff numbers are given to the nearest hundred.

(b) Table 2 gives Higher Education enrolments in English Higher Education institutions by ethnic group.

Table 2: HE enrolments in English higher education institutions, by ethnic group (headcount) 1997–98
Ethnic group Number of students1
White 1,037,300
Black Caribbean 18,000
Black African 27,800
Black Other 7,900
Indian 42,100
Pakistani 19,700
Bangladeshi 5,400
Chinese 22,100
Asian Other 25,600
Other 25,200
Not known (UCAS code) 7,500
Unknown 12,100
Information refused 120,100
Information not yet sought 104,600
Missing 21,500
Total 1,496,900
1 Student numbers are given to the nearest hundred.

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