HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 c126W
40. Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to ensure that staffing ratios are the same for primary and secondary education.

Mr. Edward Short

I do not fix staffing ratios for individual schools, but in my recent circular, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy, I make it clear that I look to school authorities to bring the standard in primary schools closer to that in the lower forms of secondary schools.