HC Deb 17 March 1970 vol 798 cc110-1W
Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the latest relative comparative figures for Derbyshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council, Durham County Council and Nottinghamshire County Council, and also the national average figures for all county councils, with regard to the pupil/teacher ratio in primary schools and the pupil/teacher ratio in secondary schools, respectively.

Miss Bacon

The information for maintained schools is as follows:—

January, 1969 Average number of pupils per teacher
Primary schools Secondary schools
Derbyshire 26.7 17.7
Staffordshire 27.6 17.7
Durham 26.6 19.8
Nottinghamshire 28.8 18.9
All counties in England and Wales 27.2 18.2