HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c212W
66. Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current pupil-teacher ratio in England and Wales(a) in primary schools and (b) in secondary schools; and what were the comparable figures 10 years ago.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The pupil-teacher ratios within maintained primary and secondary schools in England in 1989 and 1979 were as follows. Corresponding figures for Wales are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

Primary Secondary
1989 22.0 15.3
1979 23.1 16.7