§ Mr. Damian Green
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department estimates to be the total average annual salary cost to(a) schools, (b) his Department and (c) local education authorities of (i) a newly qualified teacher, (ii) a teacher with five years experience in teaching and (iii) a teacher nearing retirement in 2002–03. 
§ Mr. Miliband
For England and Wales, estimated average costs of the specified categories of teachers in England and Wales as at March 2002 (the latest available data) are as follows:
Average salary of full-time qualified regular teachers in the maintained schools sector in England and Wales, March 2002 Teacher group Average salary4 (£) On-costs in 20010–25 (%) Average cost as at March 2002 (£) (i) Newly qualified teacher1 18,100 14.2 20,700 (ii) Teacher with five years service2 25,300 14.9 29,100 (iii) Teacher nearing retirement age3 32,900 15.5 38,000 1 Includes all those gaining Qualified Teacher Status in 2001 who were then in full-time regular service in the maintained schools sector in England and Wales at 31 March 2002. Includes those with some previous experience before gaining QTS. Figures rounded to the nearest hundred pounds. 2 Includes qualified teachers in full-time regular service in the maintained schools sector in England and Wales who had between 5 and 6 years' service in the maintained schools sector at 31 March 2002. 3 Includes qualified teachers in full-time regular service in the maintained schools sector in England and Wales who were aged between 55 and 60 years at 31 March 2002. 4 Average salary figures include any allowances paid. Figures are provisional. 5 On-Costs were calculated using the 2001–02 Secondary Threshold, Lower and Upper Earning Limits and National Insurance Contribution Rates.
DfES Database of Teacher Records
Schools responsible for their own budgets pay the whole employment cost of their teachers; LEAs pay the salaries of unattached teachers. The Department pays a number of grants which contribute to various teachers' salary costs, but these cannot be separated out in these figures.