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Primary School Education

Volume 81: debated on Tuesday 25 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give figures showing the numbers of children entering primary school education in each of the past five years, and for 1975, in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) Northamptonshire.

The Department does not collect information on pupils entering school. The numbers of pupils aged five years attending maintained primary schools in England and Northamptonshire for the years concerned were as follows:

January of each yearNorthamptonshireEngland
Information about schools in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of my right hon. Friends for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively.