§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what were(a) pupil-teacher ratios and (b) university staff-student ratios in Scotland in 1978–79 and 1987–88.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 23 March 1989]: The pupil-teacher ratios in education authority schools (nursery, primary, secondary and special) were 17.7 in 1978–79 and 16.1 in 1987–88. Universities throughout Great Britain are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science.