HL Deb 02 July 2003 vol 650 cc114-5WA
Lord Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many extra teachers there were in England and Northern Ireland in 2002 compared with the number of teachers in 1992. [HL3469]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

The number of full-time equivalent (FTE) regular teachers in the maintained sector in England rose from 394,000 in January 1992 to 419,600 in January 2002, an increase of 25,600. The provisional number of FTE regular teachers for January 2003 is 423,900. The provision of information on teachers in Northern Ireland is a matter for my right honourable and noble friend Lord Williams of Mostyn, the government spokesperson on all issues relating to Northern Ireland.