16. Mr. Gwilym
Jones asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest figure for the pupil-teacher ratio overall in maintained schools in Wales; and what was the corresponding figure in 1978–79.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The pupil-teacher ratio overall, for all maintained schools in Wales, excluding special schools, was 17.6 in 1984–85. The corresponding figure for 1978–79 was 18.2.