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Independent School Pupils

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the numbers of handicapped and non-handicapped pupils attending independent schools in 1979–80 whose fees were paid by local authorities; and what were the total amounts of fees paid in respect of those handicapped and non-handicapped pupils.

My Department has collected no information on the number of non-handicapped pupils attending independent schools in 1979–80. Information about the number of handicapped pupils attending independent schools and the total amount of fees paid by local authorities in respect of handicapped and non-handicapped pupils at such schools is not yet available.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many, and what percentages of pupils have attended independent primary, independent secondary, and independent special schools in the years since 1964; and what proportion of such pupils were from overseas.

This information is not readily available in the form requested. I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.