§ Mr. MacArthur
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the ratio of qualified teachers to pupils in maintained schools on the most recent date for which statistics are available; and if she will make an estimate of the comparable ratios which she ex-pests will arise in the years 1972–73 and 1973–74.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
In 1969–70 23.2 pupils per qualified teacher. Probably a little less than 22 in 1972–73 and 1973–74.