HC Deb 09 February 1973 vol 850 c217W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of classes in secondary schools in Staffordshire has 30 or more pupils; and how this figure compares with each of the past five years.

Mrs. Thatcher

In maintained secondary schools in Staffordshire the percentage of classes as taught with 31 or more pupils was:

1969 24.5
1970 24.5
1971 23.4
1972 22.4

The information for 1968 is not available and that for 1973 not yet processed.