HC Deb 06 February 1986 vol 91 cc205-6W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total number of schoolchildren in Hampshire at the last available date and in 1979, respectively.

Mr. Dunn

There were 218,990 full-time and 2,159 part-time pupils in maintained primary, middle and secondary schools in Hampshire in January 1985. The equivalent figures for January 1979 were 260,074 full-time and 1,688 part-time pupils respectively.