HL Deb 03 March 1987 vol 485 c617WA
Lord Blease

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the average pupil/teacher ratio in (i) Primary (ii) Secondary Intermediate, and (iii) Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland at the most recent date for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures for 1978.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Lye11)

The information is as follows:

1978 1986
Primary (including nursery classes) 23.9 23.4
Secondary Intermediate 15.6 14.8
Grammar (including preparatory departments) 16.7 15.9