§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many qualified(a) maths, (b) English and (c) science teachers there were in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools, in each year since 1979. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Information about the qualifications of all secondary teachers is available only from the secondary school staffing surveys, which were conducted in 1984, 1988, and 1992. The number of full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools in England who had a post A-level qualification in one of the subjects requested was as follows:
Thousands Year Maths1 English1 Science1 1984 47.9 54.6 n/a 1988 42.0 45.7 49.6 1992 38.1 40.1 46.2 1 Some teachers counted in more than one of the three subjects listed.
Primary teachers are generally trained to teach the full range of the primary curriculum.