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Teachers: Pay

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers from outside the European economic area received golden hello payments in each year since 2000; and what the value was of such payments; (188369)

(2) what the cost of golden hello payments to newly qualified teachers has been in each year since 2000.

Golden hello payments are only made to qualified teachers of priority subjects who are employed in state maintained secondary schools in England. Teachers qualified in countries outside of the European economic area who teach in England are not eligible to receive a golden hello.

The total cost of golden hello payments to newly qualified teachers in each financial year from 2000-01 is shown in the following table:

Financial year

Amount (£ million)

2000-01

0.3

2001-02

2.6

2002-03

28.5

2003-04

20

2004-05

25

2005-06

29.7

2006-07

28

2007-081

24.9

1 This represents payments up to 15 February 2008