§ 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