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Volume 895: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many approved posts there are for educational psychologists in Scotland; and what ratio of psychologists to pupils this represents.

On 31st July 1974 there were 200 educational psychologists— full-time equivalents—employed in the child guidance service in Scotland. The ratio of psychologists to pupils was 1:5,000. There are also 13 psychologists—full-time equivalents—some of whom are educational psychologists, serving List D schools, at a ratio of one psychologist to 130 pupils.