HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c56W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of teachers in maintained secondary schools did not have an appropriate subject qualification for the subject which they teach in each of the last five years. [13040]

Mr. Timms

[holding answer 6 November 2001]: The most recent figures available show that, in 1996–97, 18 per cent. of secondary school teachers did not hold an appropriate qualification in the subject that they were teaching, including teachers of subjects for which qualifications are not commonly held.