§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish figures from the latest school census showing pupil-teacher ratios and average class sizes for Scotland and each regional and island authority; and how these compare with two years previously.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 28 October 1980.—[Vol. 991, c.11–14]. Provisional information about pupil-teacher ratios in education authority primary and secondary schools at September 1980 is contained in Scottish Education Department statistical bulletin No. 1/B1/1981 of January 1981, a copy of which is in the Library. Information about average class sizes at that date is not yet available.