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Pupil-Teacher Ratios

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on pupil-teacher ratios in classes, in the light of current savings in public expenditure.

Pupil-teacher ratios within schools currently stand at a best-ever 23·1: 1 in primary schools and 16·7: 1 in secondary schools. The Government's policy on provision for teachers in schools up to the year 1983–84 was set out in "The Government's Expenditure Plans"—Cmnd 7841—published on 26 March.