HC Deb 20 March 1970 vol 798 c227W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is aware that in 1967 there were some 185,000 Afro-Asian children in British schools; and if he will give the figures for 1968 and 1969, respectively.

Miss Lestor

Returns from maintained primary and secondary schools in England and Wales show that pupils of African or Asian origin amounted to approximately 54,000 in January, 1967, 72,000 in 1968 and 93,000 in 1969. The figures for the two earlier years exclude those in schools with fewer than 10 immigrant pupils.