§ 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:
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.
England Wales 1965 24,178 1,076 1971 24,205 1,023