HC Deb 24 November 1972 vol 846 c500W
Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of schools in England and Wales now designated as comprehensive schools; what percentage this number represents of all maintained secondary schools; and what number is housed in purpose-built buildings.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In January, 1972, 1,591 or 31.7 per cent. of all maintained secondary schools, of which 287 were in purpose-built accommodation.