§ Mr. McNally
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many educational home visitors were employed in local education authorities in Wales in each of the past three years.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
The only information available centrally refers to teachers employed to provide education in accordance with section 56 of the Education Act 1944, and is in respect of January of each year. The full-time equivalent numbers of such teachers employed by local authorities to provide education to pupils in hospital, convalescent homes and the like and at home were 48, 73 and 67 in the academic years 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82 respectively.