HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c500W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children are in attendance at primary schools; and how many are at State primary schools and at Roman Catholic primary schools.

Mr. Goodhart

School enrolment figures are not collected on a religious basis. Provisional figures for the number of children attending Northern Ireland primary schools in January 1979 are as follows:

Primary Schools No. of pupils
Controlled 105,844
Voluntary and voluntary maintained 95,022
Total 200,866