asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of tertiary colleges in England and Wales in 1977, 1976, 1975 and 1974.
The information is as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if her Department makes any recommendations on the maximum distance or time travelled per day that a pupil should be expected to undertake in order to attend a sixth form or tertiary college.
No, but my center hon. Friend takes into account the distance and time pupils of all ages will need to travel when considering proposals submitted to her under Section 13 of the Education Act 1944 as amended.
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if her Department has issued any reports on ways in which neighbouring schools can co-operate in order to produce viable sixth forms.
No. It is a matter for local education authorities in consultation with the voluntary bodies and others, to consider, in the light of local needs and circumstances, ways in which neighbouring schools can co-operate at sixth form level. Teachers' Superannuation Fund in each of the past five years.
Total income, mostly from contributions, and total expenditure, mostly on benefits, are shown below. The expenditure figures do not include payments under the Pensions (Increase) Acts, which are made by the Exchequer but are not debited to the teachers' superannuation account.