§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the average size of primary school classes in the Birmingham District Local Education Authority in the present year;
(2) what is the estimated average size of primary school classes in the Birming ham District Local Education Authority for 1976–77;
(3) what was the average size of primary school classes in the Birmingham 330W District Local Education Authority over the last completed school year.
§ Miss Joan Lestor
Figures relating to pupils in school are collected as at January of each year. In January 1975 the average size of a registered primary class in maintained schools in the area of the metropolitan district of Bimingham was 31.6. As the future deployment of teachers in a given area is a matter for the individual local authority, no estimates of primary class sizes for January 1976 or 1977 are available.