HC Deb 04 July 2002 vol 388 c490W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many vacancies, unfilled with permanent staff, in secondary schools there are in the Portsmouth, South constituency; how many there were in 1997; and if she will make a statement. [66467]

Mr. Miliband

The number of vacancies for full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools in Hampshire were:

Vacancy numbers
January 1997 January 2001
Former Hampshire 33 n/a
Hampshire n/a 85
Portsmouth n/a 36
Southampton n/a 27

This is the most recent available information.

Hampshire local authority was affected by the local government reorganisation (LGR) on 1 April 1997, when it became three authorities; Portsmouth, Southampton and Hampshire. Figures for 1997 are for the Hampshire local authority prior to LGR.

Information on teacher vacancies by constituency is not held centrally.