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Teachers: Pay

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much was spent on wages for (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff as a proportion of GDP in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2008; (240563)

(2) how much was spent on wages for (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff in (i) Yorkshire and the Humber and (ii) Vale of York constituency in (A) 1997 and (B) 2008.

The available information is contained within the following tables:

Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools in England as a percentage of GDP for 1996-97 and 2007-08

Staffing (pay) expenditure by local authority maintained schools in England

1996-97

2007-08 (estimated)

£

As a percentage of GDP

£

As a percentage of GDP

Teaching staff

9,725,742,000

1.23

18,429,079,000

1.30

Education support staff

1,213,867,000

0.15

4,246,602,000

0.30

Other school staff

1,754,316,000

0.22

3,022,919,000

0.21

Staffing expenditure by local authority maintained schools in Yorkshire and Humberside for 1996-97 and 2007-08

1996-97

2007-08

Teaching staff

Education support staff

Other support staff

Teaching staff

Education support staff

Other support staff

Yorkshire and Humberside

1,094,692,000

136,602,000

177,427,000

1,840,920,000

453,859,000

286,883,000

Barnsley

44,590,000

5,196,000

6,819,000

75,231,000

18,618,000

11,840,000

Bradford

115,239,000

33,686,000

11,536,000

207,242,000

58,551,000

32,955,000

Calderdale

30,630,000

4,780,000

6,474,000

83,093,000

18,286,000

14,111,000

City of Kingston upon Hull

58,226,000

6,773,000

11,928,000

85,705,000

28,501,000

15,961,000

Doncaster

69,012,000

12,415,000

8,241,000

111,336,000

24,867,000

17,928,000

East Riding of Yorkshire

65,170,000

7,764,000

9,834,000

111,236,000

23,102,000

20,545,000

Kirklees

86,091,000

13,195,000

8,995,000

151,600,000

38,052,000

20,445,000

Leeds

158,403,000

6,625,000

39,893,000

247,972,000

64,563,000

40,054,000

North East Lincolnshire

38,299,000

4,679,000

6,311,000

52,803,000

14,925,000

11,230,000

North Lincolnshire

35,543,000

3,555,000

7,584,000

55,700,000

14,056,000

8,495,000

North Yorkshire

124,708,000

9,917,000

13,607,000

216,073,000

40,361,000

28,108,000

Rotherham

64,616,000

6,379,000

8,312,000

108,298,000

28,890,000

14,114,000

Sheffield

99,886,000

14,828,000

16,910,000

165,695,000

42,402,000

28,910,000

Wakefield

70,542,000

3,805,000

16,133,000

113,163,000

27,019,000

15,824,000

York

33,737,000

3,005,000

4,850,000

55,776,000

11,666,000

6,362,000

Notes:

1. Teaching Staff includes teaching staff, supply teaching staff and agency supply teachers.

2. Other School Staff includes premises staff, admin staff, catering staff and other staff.

3. GDP cash data sourced from ONS data for money GDP.

4. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000.

5. The 1996-97 data taken from the R01 which was collected from CLG (formerly ODPM). The 2007-08 data taken from Section 52 Outturn statements.

6. Cumbria LA has yet to make a 2007-08 Section 52 Outturn Submission and consequently the England total for 2007-08 is estimated.

7. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 4 December 2008.