HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c399W
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