§ Mr. Tom King
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the pupil-teacher ratios (a) in primary, and (b) in secondary schools in the Somerset area in 1970 and at the latest available date; and what was the equivalent national average for England in each case.
§ Mr. Armstrong
The information is as follows:
Somerset England January 1970 (All teachers) Primary schools 28.1 27.5 Secondary schools 17.5 17.7 January 1973 (qualified teachers only) Primary schools 26.5 25.5 Secondary schools 17.7 17.1