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Women Teachers

Volume 168: debated on Monday 5 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many applications from women teachers who elect to cover pre 6 April 1988 service for family benefits purposes are outstanding;(2) how many applications have been made by women teachers since the Government announced that women teachers could elect to cover, for family benefits purposes, their services prior to 6 April 1988;(3) what is the average length of time taken to process applications made by women teachers who elect to cover pre 6 April 1988 service for family benefits purposes.

About 13,000 women teachers have elected for their service before 6 April 1988 to count for family benefit purposes. Only 500 elections remain to be processed and these are mainly cases where either the teacher or employer has incorrectly completed the election

Number of boys and girls in single sex and religious schools—January 1989 Maintained primary, middle and secondary
Boys schoolsGirls schoolsMixed schools
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls
Church of England5,4569167,340406,484392,757
Roman Catholic25,2502071431,822304,142302,121
Methodist schools00002,4532,273
Jewish schools00004,1984,110
Other denominational schools30,114137612,02047,36345,371
Non-denominational schools98,85412678136,8182,562,0612,428,600
TOTAL ENGLAND159,674479114188,0003,326,7013,175,232