§ Mr. McNally
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek from local education authorities the information necessary to assess the impact of compulsory and voluntary redundancies amongst teachers on pupil to teacher ratios in the years 1982–83, 1983–84 and 1984–85.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
No. My Department has discussed with representatives of the local education authorities the numbers of teacher redundancies which different levels of provision for total teacher numbers might imply, but there is no simple link between the number of teacher redundancies and the pupil to teacher ratio.