§ 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 supply of teachers in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.