§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the most recent figure for the annual cost of teacher salaries.
§ Mr. Fallon
In 1989–90, the latest year for which actual spending information is available, expenditure in England on teaching staff in nursery, primary, secondary and special schools was some £7,339 million. This includes gross pay and employers' contributions to national insurance and superannuation.