HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 c306W
18. Mr. Duffy

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she is satisfied that local education authorities have the necessary extra resources to implement the raising of the school leaving age in 1973.

Mrs. Thatcher

Yes. Building allocations total £144 million and reports received from local education authorities suggest that they expect little difficulty in maintaining pupil/teacher ratios when the effects of raising the school leaving age begin to be felt.