§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the number of university mathematicians in Great Britain in the 35 to 45 years age group showing separately lecturers, senior lecturers, readers and professors;
(2) what is the estimated number of university mathematicians that would be left in mathematics faculties if there were compulsory retirement of such staff in the 25 to 35, 35 to 45 and over 45 years age groups, respectively.
§ Dr. Boyson
The numbers by age group of full-time teaching and research staff in universities in Great Britain whose main teaching department was mathematics in 1979–80 was
Of those aged 35–44, 63 were professors, 191 readers or senior lecturers and 728 lecturers or assistant lecturers. The figures relate to staff wholly supported from general university funds and include research staff or equivalent grades. Staff qualified in mathematics but based in other departments are excluded.
Up to 34 566 35 to 44 982 45 and over 693 Total 2,241