HC Deb 23 January 1981 vol 997 c246W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list his estimate of the pupil-teacher ratio in nursery schools and classes for the coming year: and whether this assumes a decrease in the numbers of children in full-time equivalent places in these schools.

Dr. Boyson

The ratio of qualified teachers to full-time equivalent pupils in nursery schools and classes was 22.8 in January 1980. No estimates are currently available for 1981 or 1982.