asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how overcrowding in secondary schools in Essex compares with the national average;
(2) how the latest figures on the extent of overcrowding in secondary school places in Essex compare with those for all the other home counties.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
The only relevant statistical information available relates to oversize classes. The figures are as follows:
Oversize classes as a percentage of total classes per cent. Essex 32 England and Wales 27 Berks./Bucks./Herts./Kent/Surrey 24