HC Deb 24 February 1955 vol 537 cc186-7W
74. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education what was the average number of pupils, per full-time teacher, in the primary schools of the county boroughs of Barnsley, Bradford, Dewsbury, Don-caster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, and Wakefield, during 1954.

Sir D. Eccles

The figures show that Sheffield should have been included among those authorities which have special need to recruit more teachers. The details are:

Barnsley 31.7
Bradford 34.0
Dewsbury 33.3
Doncaster 33.4
Halifax 36.2
Huddersfield 35.3
Leeds 35.5
Rotherham 33.3
Sheffield 35.6
Wakefield 34.2

76. Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Education what was the number of pupils on the registers of maintained and assisted schools together with the number of teachers employed in those schools in January last.

Sir D. Eccles

In January, 1954, there were 6,376,000 children on the registers and 232,700 teachers in posts at maintained and assisted schools, other than nursery or special schools.