HC Deb 21 November 1972 vol 846 c382W
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.