§ Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps she is taking to encourage local education authorities to increase the number and scope of teachers' aides; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
Local education authorities already understand the value of teachers' aides. Expenditure on the pay of non-teaching staff of all types in schools rose from £69 million in 1968–69 to about £108 million in 1971–72.