Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the pupil-teacher ratios in primary and secondary schools in the Bury and Rochdale county districts for the most recent years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Oakes
In January 1977 and 1978, the latest dates for which information is available, the ratios of pupils per qualified teacher within maintained primary and secondary schools were:
Primary Secondary Bury— 1977 24.1 17.0 1978 24.0 16.7 Rochdale— 1977 24.4 15.9* 1978 23.7 15.7* * Including middle deemed secondary schools.