§ Sir Richard Body
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what was the total amount paid in pension contributions(a) by employers of teachers in the public sector and (b) by teachers; 
(2) if she will estimate the cost of the pensions of teachers in the public sector for the current year. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The total amounts paid in pension contributions to the teachers' superannuation scheme during 1994–95 were £971,009,000 by teachers' employers and £687,743,000 by teachers. The cost of pensions for teachers in the teachers' superannuation scheme, as measured by the most recent approved estimate for gross expenditure for 1995–96 on the teachers' superannuation vote is £2,952,145,000.