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Handicapped Pupils

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report the numbers of ancillary staff provided in schools by local education authorities to look after the special needs of handicapped pupils for each year since 1981.

The information requested is collected only for special schools. The numbers of full-time and part-time ancillary staff employed in maintained special schools in England in each year since 1981 are as follows:

January each yearNumber of ancillary staff
19818,268
19828,036
19838,308
19848,693
19859,086
1986110,577
1 Child care staff in residential schools and non-teaching assistants