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Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average salary for supply teachers in maintained schools was in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Jim Knight: The Database of Teacher Records is the usual source for such information, but my Departments statisticians advise that the coverage for supply teaching is incomplete and therefore any estimate provided would not be reliable.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of teachers who qualified in each year since 1997 are known to be teaching in maintained schools; 
Jim Knight: The following table provides the headcount number of teachers who attained qualified teacher status (QTS) in each year from 1997 to 2006 who were recorded in full or part-time regular service in the local authority maintained sector in March 2007, the latest year available.
|Number and percentage of teachers gaining qualified teacher status in full and part-time regular service by year of qualification, 1997 to 2006 , c overage: England and Wales( 1)|
|Year of attaining QTS||Total in maintained sector service March 2007||Percentage in service( 2)|
|(1) The location where all teachers gained QTS cannot be determined within England and Wales and therefore this table covers those qualifying and in maintained service in both countries. (2 )As a percentage of all teachers recorded as attaining QTS irrespective of whether or not they ever entered service anywhere. (3 )Provisional. Source: Database of Teacher Records (DTR).|
Provisional figures from the DTR, which records all teachers attaining QTS, show that in March 2007 there were 37,600 full and part-time teachers in England gaining QTS since 1997 who entered and then left service in any recorded sector. Recorded sectors on the DTR include maintained schools in England and Wales, independent schools that are members of the Teachers' Pensions Scheme, further education colleges and certain higher education colleges. The source also shows that there were 132,800 teachers aged under 60 attaining QTS at any time who were no longer in service in any recorded sector.
These figures may exclude teachers whose current service status information has not been received as yet. It is also estimated that between 15 and 20 per cent. of part-time teachers service is not recorded on the DTR.
The numbers in service are, therefore, an underestimate and those out of service an overestimate. The figures also include teachers who have left the profession temporarily.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many days on average (a) pilots and (b) engineering and support personnel serving in front-line Harrier squadrons at RAF Cottesmore were deployed on Operation Herrick in the period from 1 November 2006 to 31 October 2008. 
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 19 November 2008, Official Report, columns 94-5WH, on RAF operations, whether the Tornado aircraft due to be deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick from 1 April 2009 will be fitted with the Raptor imaging system from the start of their deployment. 
Patrick Mercer: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the statement of 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 95WH, on RAF operations, whether the Tornado aircraft due to be deployed to Afghanistan on Operation Herrick from 1 April 2009 will be fitted with the Raptor imaging system from the start of their deployment. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The Tornado GR4 will have the capability to carry the Raptor Reconnaissance Pod from the start of their deployment; however there has not yet been any decision to deploy this capability. An Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability will be provided by GR4 with an alternative system in the first instance, which delivers the ISR effects required in the Operation Herrick theatre, while providing an optimum balance between weapons and ISTAR payloads.
Mr. Kevan Jones: Following the recommendation for a Veterans ID Card in the National Recognition Study undertaken by my hon. Friend, the Member for Grantham and Stamford the (Mr. Davies), the associated issues, options and approximate costs have been determined. These are being considered by Ministers and it is intended to make a statement after further consultation.