§ Mr. Callaghan
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many children in primary schools in the Greater Manchester area were educated in class sizes of 40 and above in 1994–95; and what proportion this figure represents of all primary children educated in classes of this size in the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
In January 1995, 1,595 pupils were being taught in single-teacher classes of 40 or more pupils in maintained primary schools in Greater Manchester area. This represented 9 per cent. of pupils in single-teacher classes of 40 or more in maintained primary schools in England.
Information about schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales, for Scotland and for Northern Ireland respectively.