§ Mr. Peter Robinson
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give the current pupil-teacher ratio in schools in East Belfast and the comparable figure for 1981; how this compares with the overall figure for Belfast; and what is the overall figure for each area board.
§ Mr. Scott
The pupil-teacher ratio for schools in East Belfast for the 1980–81 school year is 17.8: comparable figures for each education and library board area are as follows:
Pupil-teacher ratio Belfast 17.1 Western 19.5 North-Eastern 19.1 South-Eastern 19.6 Southern 19.8
Corresponding figures for the 1981–82 school year are not yet available.