§ Mr. Livsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the number of vacant teaching places in each of the education authorities in Wales; and what is the number of teachers leaving the profession in Wales each year from 1985.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The number of vacant teaching places in each of the education authorities is shown in the table:
Number1 Clwyd 26 Dyfed 7 Gwent 61 Gwynedd 24 Mid Glamorgan 125 Powys 16 South Glamorgan 15 West Glamorgan 12 Total Wales 286 1 Source: Form 618G, supplied by local education authorities at 19 January 1989 relating to full-time teacher vacancies.
Information on the number of teachers leaving the profession in Wales is not available. The number of teachers who ceased full-time teaching in the maintained schools sector for any one of a number of reasons including retirement is as follows:
Year ending Number 31 March 1986 1,971 31 March 1987 1,879