HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 c488W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many areas in England he has been able to identify as socially and educationally deprived; and how many children attend primary and secondary schools in these areas.

Dr. Boyson

My Department does not designate areas of social and educational deprivation. However, 2,958 primary and secondary schools in England are currently classified as social priority schools according to criteria laid down by the Burnham primary and secondary committees.