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Secondary School Places

Volume 720: debated on Thursday 18 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total number of secondary school places in England and Wales at the beginning of the 1965 school year; what percentages of these places were comprehensive, grammar, technical, secondary modern and special, respectively; and how many teachers there are in each category.

As the Answer contains a number of figures I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Could the Minister extract the figure for teachers in special schools and give the House some assurance on this—that special school facilities are adequate?

I regret that it is not possible to give figures specifically for special schools. These schools are not included because they are not divided into the categories asked for in the Question.

Following is the Answer:

Information is collected in January. The following table shows the position in maintained secondary schools in England and Wales, in January, 1965. Special schools are not included as they are not divided into the categories asked for: