§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the latest available cost of employing teachers in maintained schools as a proportion of (a) total costs of such schools and(b) total costs excluding capital expenditure; and what were the comparable figures five and 10 years previously.
§ Mr. Dunn
The information requested is given in the following table:
Expenditure on the salaries* of teaching staff in schools—England As a percentage of total net recurrent and Capital expenditure on schools As a percentage of total net recurrent expenditure on schools Per cent. Per cent. 1973–74 49.5 65.3 1978–79 56.5 65.6 1983–84 59.9 66.1 * Salaries include employers' contributions to National Insurance and Superannuation.