§ 57. Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the total number of educational psychologists now employed by local education authorities in England; what is his estimate of the shortfall in this establishment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Armstrong
In December 1972 there were 650 educational psychologists, including 90 part-timers, employed by local education authorities in England. My right hon. Friend is not committed to achieve a particular ratio of children 399W to professional staff, but looks for a continued improvement in this and other aspects of the school psychological service.