HC Deb 02 August 1978 vol 955 c377W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will state for the United Kingdom, the south-west standard region, and Cornwall, the average teacher pupil ratio in both the primary and secondary schools and the average amount spent per pupil in respect of providing this education in the primary and secondary sectors.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Pupil-teacher ratios within schools in the public sector at January 1977, the latest available information, are as follows:

Primary Secondary
Cornwall 25.1 17.3
South Wales Region 24.5 17.6
England and Wales 23.8 17.0
United Kingdom 23.7 16.8

My Department does not prepare figures of per capita expenditure on education for each local education authority, but certain analyses of their estimates and expenditure on primary and secondary

Allocation (£000s) Number of places Number of units Location of units
1976–77 47 52 2 Biscovey Infants School.
Trewirgie Infants School, Redruth.
1977–78 26 26 1 St. Martin's C. of E. Primary School, Liskeard
1978–79 47 52 2 Penzance R.C. Primary School.
Indian Queens Primary School.

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