HC Deb 29 July 1975 vol 896 c463W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the Delany Norms recommended by the Pooling Committee on Staff/Student Ratios will be implemented to determine the staffing of polytechnics and colleges of technology; and if so, from what date.

Mr. Mulley

The Pooling Committee's recommendations on staff/student ratios in advanced further education are addressed to the local education authorities, who are responsible for the scale of expenditure on the establishments grant-aided by them. Economy in the running of polytechnics and other colleges is more than ever essential today and I look to authorities to pursue this through economies in staffing and in every other possible way.