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Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish a table showing how many teachers will be required to maintain the present staff-to-pupil ratio in each of the next five years in secondary schools.

The latest date for which information is available is January 1979, when the ratio of pupils to teachers in secondary schools in England and Wales

£ million (outturn prices)
Research Councils153·0186·0221·0241·0274·0
In addition, a proportion of grant provided for universities and other voluntary bodies is used for research.Lists of research projects supported by my Department are prepared annually and I am arranging for copies of the lists for the past five years to be placed in the Library of the House.Lists of research projects supported by the research councils are not readily available to my Department but information on the activities of the councils is provided in their annual reports, copies of which are available in the Library.