HC Deb 05 July 1983 vol 45 c68W
26. Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many fewer students there will be in secondary schools in 1987 as compared with 1983.

Mr. Dunn

The number of pupils in maintained secondary schools in England is projected to fall by 481,000, from 3,748,000 in January 1983 to 3,267,000 in January 1987.