§ Mr. Michael McGuire
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many teachers in the North-West are being paid a special payment under the social priority schools allowance scheme, giving in each case the name of the constituency and the number of teachers involved; and what is the rate and period of payment.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Information about teachers in social priority schools is not available by constituencies, but the numbers in each local education authority in the North-West Region are listed below. Teachers in such schools receive an extra £201 per annum rising to £276 per annum after three years.
TEACHERS EMPLOYED IN SOCIAL PRIORITY SCHOOLS—SEPTEMBER 1975 No. of LEA Lancashire—County 591 Merseyside Metropolitan County Sefton 380 Liverpool 2,758 St. Helens 332 Knowsley 1,167 Wirral 447 Greater Manchester Metropolitan County Wigan 360 Bolton 298 Bury 184 Rochdale 500 Salford 928 Manchester 2,238 Oldham 482 Trafford 371 Stockport 178 Tameside 239 Cheshire County 450 Total 11,903