HC Deb 01 August 1963 vol 682 c139W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of pupils in non-state schools inspected by his Department; and what was the number five years ago.

Sir E. Boyle

Following is the information:

Number of pupils in non-maintained schools in January
1958 1963
Direct grant schools 112,865 123,709
Independent schools recognised as efficient 281,394 303,786
Other independent schools 223,776 179,857
Total 618,035 607,352