§ 19. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the latest pupil-teacher ratio in State primary and secondary schools, respectively; and how these ratios compare with 1978–79.
§ 41. Dr. Mawhinney
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the latest primary and secondary schools pupil-teacher ratios.
§ Dr. Boyson
The ratio of pupils per qualified teacher in maintained primary schools in England fell from 23.1 in January 1979 to 22.5 in January 1982. In maintained secondary schools the comparable ratios were 16.7 in 1979 and 16.6 in 1982.