HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 c469W
20. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many of Her Majesty's inspectors of schools cover schools in the outer London boroughs.

Sir Keith Joseph

Thirty-two of Her Majesty's inspectors have particular assignments in relation to schools in outer London boroughs, but inspections of these schools also involve other members of Her Majesty's Inspectorate, which is deployed nationally.

1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent. per cent.
Actuals (API)* 12.6 12.8 13.5 13.6 13.5 †l3.8
1983 Projections
RE99 (APR)
High variant 14.2 14.4
Low variant 13.8 14.1
1984 RE100 (API)
Variant X 14.6
Variant Y 13.3
* The age participation index (API) is defined as the number of young full.time and sandwich home initial entrants to higher education expressed as a percentage of half the total of 18 and 19-year-olds in the population. This measure has replaced the previously used age participation rate (APR) based solely upon 18-year-olds.
† Provisional estimate.