§ Mr. Steinberg
TO ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the average ratio of computers to students in secondary schools and further and higher education establishments.
§ Mr. Forth
In March 1992, the latest date for which information is available, the average micro:pupil ratio in maintained secondary schools in England was 1:13. Information for further education establishments is not available on the same basis. It is estimated that the workstation:student ratio in further education colleges in March 1992 was generally in the range from 1:10 to 1:15. Information for higher education establishments is not collected centrally.