§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in theOfficial Report a table showing for each education and library board in Northern Ireland pupil to teacher ratios, per capita costs and O and A-level pass rates.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 3 November 1987]: Figures relate to the 1985–86 school year and are as follows :
Education and Library Board PTR for all Grant-aided Schools per capita cost £ Belfast 17.0 1,300.49 Western 19.0 1,115.11 Northern-Eastern 18.5 1,145.30 South-Eastern 19.0 1,100,15 Southern 19.2 1,084.58
Details of the highest qualifications obtained by school leavers in 1985–86 are as follows:
Education and Library Board Per cent, with 1 or more A levels Per cent, with no A levels but 1 or more higher grade O levels Belfast 31.0 29.4 Western 21.6 33.3 North-Eastern 20.8 36.6 South-Eastern 20.2 35.7 Southern 23.6 35.4 1 GCE O-level grades A-C and CGE grade 1