HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc407-8W
Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is his latest estimate of the number of pupils who will be attending primary and secondary schools in the academic year 1983–84; and how this figure compares with 1979–80.

Mr. John Patten

The information requested is as follows:

1979–80 (Actual) Thousands 1983–84 (projected) Thousands
Primary Schools 196.0 177.6
Secondary Schools (including preparatory departments) 164.2 157.5