§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish figures in the Official Report to show as at September 1983 the pupil to teacher ratio in state schools in Wales for (a) nursery schools, (b) primary schools and (c) secondary schools; and if he will compare these with the figures as at September 1982.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
The information requested is as follows:
Pupil-Teacher ratio* within maintained schools in Wales September 1982 September 1983 (a) Nursery schools 19.2 19.6 (b) Primary schools 21.5 21.1 (c) Secondary schools 16.6 16.3 * The number of pupils per qualified teacher (whether engaged in teaching or non-teaching duties). The figures make allowance for each part-time pupil (counted as 0.5 full-time equivalent pupil) and for the full-time equivalent of part-time qualified teachers.