HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 c369W
Mr. Fell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the numbers of boarding places provided in maintained schools, or paid for in independent schools, by local education authorities in 1965 and at the latest available date; and what is her estimate of future trends in this respect.

Mrs. Thatcher

The information in respect of maintained schools is as follows:

England Wales
1965 24,178 1,076
1971 24,205 1,023
Corresponding figures for independent schools are not available. It is not possible to estimate future trends in boarding education with any degree of accuracy because these trends are influenced by factors which cannot be precisely assessed or predicted.

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