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School Examination Passes

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State of Education and Science what percentage of schoolchildren in (a) Inner London Education Authority schools, and (b) schools in the outer London boroughs are leaving school with qualifications at CSE O-level and A-level, respectively.

The percentage of school children in (a) ILEA schools and (b) schools in the outer London boroughs leaving school in 1974–75 (the latest year available) with qualifications at CSE, GCT "O" levels, and "A" levels respectively is as follows:within the Greater London area; and what are the special facilities and extra resources made available to such areas which are not available to other areas.

No education priority areas have been designated in any part of the country by the Government. However, extra assistance has been and is still being given to local education authorities with special social needs in a variety of ways, such as the urban aid programme and Section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966. Allowances additional to normal salaries are paid to teachers in social priority schools designated by the Burnham Committee. In the allocation of capital resources for the improvement of school buildings and the provision of nursery education, priority has been given to projects which will serve areas of special social need identified by local education authorities. Local education authorities operate procedures of their own for weighting the allocation of staffing and other resources to schools in accordance with their different needs.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total cost in the last full year for which figures are available of (a) teachers' salaries, (b) administration, and (c) capital projects in the inner London

Gross expenditure (outturn prices) £000Percentage of ILEAs total expenditure
Teacher's salaries (including National Insurance and Super-annuation)180,05944·2
Administration and Inspection21,4555·3
Capital Expenditure27,8786·8

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people are currently employed in the Education Officer's Department of the Inner London Education Authority and in the education department of each of the outer London boroughs; and what these figures represent as a percentage of the full-time teaching staff employed in each case.

Separate information for the ILEA and the outer London boroughs is not available centrally. These authorities or the Local Authorities' Conditions of Service Advisory Board (LACSAB) may be able to provide information which relates to the hon. Gentleman's Question, but it may not be exactly in the form requested.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff in (a) Inner London Education Authority schools and (b) schools in the outer London boroughs.