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Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many teachers are unemployed at present and at the same time in each of the past 10 years.

The following table gives the numbers of unemployed people registered at employment offices in Great Britain for employment as schoolteachers at September 1979, the latest date for which an occupational analysis is available, and for the corresponding month each year from 1973. Corresponding figures prior to 1973 are not available.

September 19732,662
September 19742,452
September 19754,062
September 19767,820
September 197713,672
September 197813,136
September 197911,701