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Supply Teachers

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, column 240W, on supply teachers, what the reasons for the difference in spending on supply teachers between 2005-06 and 2006-07 were; and if he will make a statement. (203904)

Following a review of the answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, column 240W, and the data given, it appears that a clerical error was made in the response provided.

The correct value of spend on supply teachers in maintained schools in each year from 1997-98 was as follows:

£

Supply teaching staff

Agency supply teaching staff

Total

2002-03

484,510,938

356,530,225

841,041,163

2003-04

462,741,309

372,491,669

835,232,978

2004-05

438,806,050

384,905,468

823,711,518

2005-06

454,848,557

434,073,749

888,922,306

2006-07

433,869,906

439,622,332

873,492,238

Prior to 2002-03 expenditure on supply teachers was not separately identifiable, so these data are not available. Data for the period 2007-08 are not yet available.