§ Mr. MacFarquhar
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many civil servants in her Department have travelled first class by air on official business in each of the past three years; what was the cost of their tickets; and how much would have been saved if they had travelled economy class.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
The information for individual local education authorities is not available. For England and Wales, the ratio of full-time teachers and lecturers to full-time non-manual, non teaching staff employed by local education authorities was respectively, January 1976, 4.85:1; January 1977, 4.85:1; 1978, 4.95:1. The latter include advisers, technicians, librarians and domestic staff. Numbers of administrative personnel are not separately available.