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Teaching Assistants: Lancashire

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching assistants there were in schools in each local authority in Lancashire in each year from 1997 to 2006. (110543)

The following table provides the number of full-time equivalent teaching assistants employed in maintained schools in the local authorities that make up the pre-1998 Lancashire local authority area for January of each year from 1997 to 2006.

Full-time equivalent teaching assistants in former Lancashire, Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool local authority maintained schools: January of each yearFormer LancashireLancashireBlackburn with DarwenBlackpool19971,780———19982,000———1999—1,6703001902000—1,8303502202001—2,1904302902002—1,9603601902003—3,1305303902004—3,3005804302005—3,5706104802006—3,890650480Note:Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.Source: Annual School Census (ASC)