§ Mr. Radice
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report the numbers of ancillary staff provided in schools by local education authorities to look after the special needs of handicapped pupils for each year since 1981.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The information requested is collected only for special schools. The numbers of full-time and part-time ancillary staff employed in maintained special schools in England in each year since 1981 are as follows:
January each year Number of ancillary staff 1981 8,268 1982 8,036 1983 8,308 1984 8,693 1985 9,086 1986 110,577 1 Child care staff in residential schools and non-teaching assistants