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Maintained Schools (Staff)

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish figures to 1960, 1970, and the latest year available, showing the total number of people employed in the maintained school sector, and distinguishing between teaching staff, administrative or clerical staff, kitchen staff/mid-day supervisors and other workers.

Information on both teaching and non-teaching staff is available for January 1977 at which time there were 815,000 people—full-time and full-time equivalent of part-time—employed by local education authorities in the maintained school sector in England and Wales. This includes 480,000 teaching staff and 335,000 non-teaching staff.Available information for non-teaching staff is as follows: