§ 70. Mr. Christopher Price
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many classes in Birmingham primary schools have more than 40 children in them; what percentage this represents of primary classes in the city; and how it compares with the national average.
§ Miss Bacon
In January 1969, the last date for which national figures are available, Birmingham had 606, or 19.3 per cent. of its primary classes over 40. This compared with 9.5 per cent. for England and Wales. This term 407 or 12.7 per cent. of primary classes are over 40.