§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total number of persons employed in education in Wales for each of the years 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1981; and if he will break the figures down into the following categories (a) lecturers and teachers and (b) non-teaching staff.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
The following information on numbers employed in education by local authorities is derived from the quarterly joint manpower watch survey which was first introduced in March 1975.
Numbers of Local Education Authority Employees Full-time equivalents September 1975 September 1980 September 1981* Lecturers and teachers 33,268 34,026 33,027 Non-teaching staff 24,421 22,394 21,686 * Provisional.
Matters relating to the numbers employed by universities are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science.