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Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teaching posts were removed by each local education authority area in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. (146664)

The information is not available in the format requested.

Provisional figures show that between 1997 and 2007 there was an increase of 5,300 full-time equivalent number of teachers employed in local authority maintained nursery and primary schools and 27,300 in local authority maintained secondary schools in England.

The source of information is the DFES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies, 618G.