§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teacher vacancies there were in the London borough of Hillingdon local education authority at(a) January 2001, (b) September 2001 and (c) January 2002 in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools. 
§ Mr. Timms
The numbers of full-time vacancies for teachers in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in Hillingdon in January 2001 were as follows:
Number of vacancies Nursery and primary 16 Secondary 30
The sample survey conducted by my Department in September 2001 did not collect vacancy data by local education authority. The results of the January 2002 survey of teacher numbers and vacancies will be published in April, in the normal way.