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Advanced Further Education

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) pursuant to his answer of 12 November, Official Report, c. 156, what number of (a) students and (b) staff underlie a staff-student ratio of 8·0: 1 in advanced further education in 1982–83;(2) whether, pursuant to his answers of 12 November,

Official Report, c. 156–157, the plans of Her Majesty's Government imply (a) an increase in staff numbers, (b) a decrease in student numbers or (c) a mixture of both, to achieve a staff-student ratio of 8·0: 1 in 1982–83.

It is for the local authorities themselves, in consultation with their institutions, to determine how many lecturers they are going to employ, and how many students they are going to admit to advanced courses. As broad planning assumptions only, 194,000 full-time equivalent students and 24,100 full-time equivalent lecturers underlie the ratio of 8·0: 1. The equivalent figures for 1979–80 were 197,500 and 27,000 respectively, representing a ratio of 7·2: 1.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give figures for every local education authority in England for (a) its contribution to and (b) its receipts from the advanced further education pool in 1980–81 and 1981–82, respectively.

Allocations from and contributions to the predetermined advanced further education pool, as announced in December 1980, were as listed below. Revised allocations in respect of years subject to a rolling process, along with allocations and contributions in respect of 1982–83, will be announced before the end of the year.

£ millions, November 1980 prices
Local education authorityAllocationsContributions
1980–811981–821980–811981–82
Barking16·1514·761·571·43
Barnet14·9913·602·402·19
Bexley0·890·871·971·80
Brent1·240·962·602·44
Bromley2·521·632·382·18
Croydon1·120·963·353·04
Ealing4·344·062·872·61
Enfield0·040·042·592·36
Haringey0·570·571·951·77
Harrow1·331·311·661·51
Havering0·160·122·262·06
Hillingdon0·000·002·872·60
Hounslow2·532·522·462·23
Kingston-upon-Thames10·309·371·301·18
Merton0·660·561·461·33
Newham0·620·592·342·13
Redbridge0·000·001·851·68
Richmond-upon-Thames0·680·431·191·09
Sutton0·000·001·421·29
Waltham Forest0·040·001·961·78
I.L.E.A.64·9249·8646·5141·98
Birmingham11·159·8910·959·98
Coventry10·299·843·222·93
Dudley0·510·432·862·61
Sandwell1·621·273·513·20
Solihull0·040·032·001·83
Walsall2·522·022·952·69
Wolverhampton10·149·482·902·64
Knowsley0·000·001·931·76
Liverpool15·5215·895·404·93
St Helens0·600·601·961·79
Sefton0·000·002·782·54
Wirral0·670·693·082·81
Bolton3·052·852·462·25
Bury0·000·001·571·43
Manchester23·0220·275·114·65
Oldham0·230·192·081·90
Rochdale0·010·012·001·83
Salford1·531·502·442·23
Stockport1·321·202·652·42
Tameside0·010·052·021·84
Trafford0·100·202·332·12
Wigan0·740·622·952·70
Barnsley0·100·182·091·91
Doncaster1·851·482·842·60
Rotherham0·110·122·412·20
Sheffield15·1113·315·254·79
Bradford4·113·534·283·91
Calderdale0·010·011·741·59
Kirklees8·978·373·423·12
Leeds11·5610·866·916·31
Wakefield1·701·633·042·77
Gateshead0·170·181·911·75
Newcastle upon Tyne11·9611·782·782·53
North Tyneside0·030·021·731·58
South Tyneside0·610·631·441·32
Sunderland8·757·572·762·53
Isles of Scilly0·000·000·020·02
Avon13·7113·058·087·36
Bedfordshire4·464·285·274·81
Berkshire4·804·616·976·35
Buckinghamshire3·442·885·495·01
Cambridgeshire1·751·805·474·99
Cheshire7·416·209·378·55
Cleveland6·525·966·325·77
Cornwall1·441·243·513·20
Cumbria1191·234·273·90
Derbyshire4·244·038·267·54
Devon9·919·557·516·85

Local education authority

Allocations

Contributions

1980·81

1981–82

1980–81

1981–82

Dorset3·823·304·594·19
Durham1·602·145·515·04
East Sussex12·7311·114·894·46
Essex5·464·9413·9212·69
Gloucestershire2·682·594·514·11
Hampshire16·2414·5513·5512·36
Hereford and Worcestershire5·203·645·595·10
Hertfordshire11·0510·469·899·01
Humberside5·325·428·267·54
Isle of Wight0·040·050·920·84
Kent3·893·2413·0111·88
Lancashire12·6811·9012·2011·15
Leicestershire12·7912·288·107·39
Lincolnshire0·410·334·774·35
Norfolk1·661·486·115·57
North Yorkshire0·910·785·725·23
Northamptonshire2·122·065·204·74
Northumberland0·910·942·572·35
Nottinghamshire12·7912·429·688·84
Oxfordshire6·496·824·844·41
Salop0·150·193·423·12
Somerset0·260·263·523·21
Staffordshire8·768·719·518·68
Suffolk1·020·925·184·72
Surrey2·362·188·527·76
Warwickshire0190·174·474·08
West Sussex1·691·705·324·85
Wiltshire0·470·624·624·22
Total England463·79418·93459·70418·93

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what full-time equivalent weighting underlies the average staff-student ratios published in his answer of 12 November, Official Report, c. 156.

The implied full-time equivalent weightings underlying the average staff-student ratios are:

Implied full-time equivalent weightings
Full-time1.00
Sandwich0.90
Part-time day0.37
Evening only0.20