§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement about pupil-teacher ratios in(a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) all schools for each of the last three years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Forth
Information on pupil-teacher ratios in maintained schools in England in 1990, 1991 and 1992 is shown in the table. The latest pupil-teacher ratios are all significantly lower than those recorded in 1979. Further information on this topic can be found in "Statistical Bulletin 1/93", copies of which are in the Library.
Pupil-teacher ratios—England Position as at January each year "Within Schools"1 Primary Secondary "Overall"2 1992 22.21 15.83 17.44 1991 22.21 15.55 17.22 1990 21.98 15.26 16.94 1 Includes only qualified teachers within schools. 2 Includes all teachers employed by LEAs and self-governing state schools (GM).
§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the pupil-teacher ratio in each education authority in England in 1991–92; and if he will make a statement.