HC Deb 15 March 2001 vol 364 cc737-8W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the number of(a) part-time teachers, (b) teachers recruited from overseas and (c) supply teachers employed by Lancashire Education Authority in (i) 1997, (ii) 1998, (iii) 1999, (iv) 2000 and (v) 2001. [153155]

Ms Estelle Morris

Part-time teachers and qualified short-term supply teachers on contracts of under one month employed in the maintained schools sector in Lancashire local authority are as follows:

January Part-time teachers (headcount) Supply teachers 1
1997 1,690 560
1998 1,760 510
1999 1,880 400
2000 1,850 510
1 Supply teachers employed for a full day on the day of the count. Supply teachers on contracts of one month or more cannot be separately identified from teachers in regular service and are not included in the table.


All numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10

Teachers recruited from overseas are not collected centrally. Teacher numbers for January 2001 are not yet available.

Gloucestershire SSA Grants Total Oxfordshire SSA Grants Total Essex SSA Grants Total
Funding per 5–15 pupil (cash)
1990–91 1,710 1,740 1,760
1991–92 1,960 2,010 2,030
1992–93 2,080 2,140 2,190

The Local Government Reorganisation affected Lancashire on 1 April 1998. From this date, Lancashire split to become three authorities: Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool. The figures in the table for 1999 and 2000 are the addition of the three new authorities.

The number of regular teachers (ie excluding short-term supply) in maintained schools in England increased by 6,900 between January 1998 and January 2000.

There was a growth of more than 2,000 in the number of people training to he teachers between 1999–2000 and 2000–01, the first such increase since 1992–93.

From April 2001 new graduate recruits can expect to earn £17,000 a year (up 6 per cent. from the previous year) and starting salaries in inner London will rise to £20,000 (up 9 per cont. from the previous year).