HC Deb 22 March 1968 vol 761 cc151-2W
1. Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give for the Manchester Local Education Authority and the Inner London Education Authority the number of pupils in primary and secondary schools in January, 1967, the average attendance in primary and secondary schools in the period 1966–67, and the number of educational welfare officers employed by the two authorities.

Miss Bacon

In January, 1967, there were 64,390 and 234,486 pupils in maintained primary schools, and 37,645 and 162,945 pupils in maintained secondary schools, in Manchester and Inner London respectively. I understand that in 1966–67 average attendance in the two areas was respectively 88.4 per cent. and 90.2 per cent. in primary schools, and 88.2 per cent. and 89.3 per cent. in secondary schools. Comparable figures for the number of education welfare officers employed are not available.