§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will publish in the Official Report as much detailed information as may be available showing to what extent the educational services in the form of schools, colleges, teachers and size of classes, have improved in the parliamentary constituency of Ilford, North since October 1974.
§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
The London Borough of Redbridge, which is the local education authority, includes three parlia-150W mentary constituencies: Ilford, North, Ilford, South and Wanstead and Woodford. The authority's information relates to the area of the borough and is not available separately in relation to constituency areas. In 1974 there were, within the borough, 24 unreorganised secondary schools; now there are only two for which reorganisation proposals have been requested by 31st March.
The following table compares the situation between 1974 and 1977:
1974 1977 Primary Schools 66 65 Primary Pupils 21,163 19,605 Primary Teachers 817 775 Primary Pupil/Teacher Ratio* 25.9 25.6 Secondary Schools 24 18 Secondary Pupils 14,735 16,412 Secondary Pupil/Teacher Ratio 17.5 17.6 Further Education: Approved Advanced Courses 23 28 Approved Non-Advanced Courses 1,806 2,036 Total Students 3,211 3,640 * Excludes 20 remedial teachers, 40 peripatetic teachers, 28 teachers of immigrant children.