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Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state (a) the total number and (b) the percentage of promoted academic staff within the Scottish colleges of education (i) in the academic year 1979–80 and (ii) the academic year 1980–81.

The information is as follows:

January 1980January 1981
Number of promoted academic staff353341
Percentage of promoted academic staff31·933·0

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state (a) the total number of academic staff who have left the Scottish college of education system within the past five years, giving the figure for each year (b) the percentage of academic staff leaving each year and (c) the percentage and number of those leaving who were over 50 years of age.

Information about the ages of staff who have left the colleges is not readily available. The other information which is requested is given in the following table:

CollegeNet reduction in number of academic staf in the period1977–81Column (2) as percentage on number of academic staff at beginning of periodColumn (2) as percentage of total net reduction in number of academic staff in period
(1)(2)(3)(4)
Aberdeen5030·314·0
Callandar Park2844·47·8
Craigie2640·67·3
Craiglockhart512·51·4
Dundee4633·812·9
Dunfermline45·71·1
Hamilton2731·47·6
Jordanhill6518·418·2
Moray House6123·917·0
Notre Dame4532·612·6
TOTAL35726·0100

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many academic staff in Scottish colleges of education are (a) under 30 years, (b) under 35 years and (c) under 40 years of age; what are the figures for each college; and if he will also provide the percentage of total staff each group comprises in each college.

This information is not immediately available. I shall write to the hon. Member.