asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many state schools in (a) England and (b) Wales teach as a compulsory subject Latin or Greek.
The information is not available in the form requested. However, the following data from the 1984 secondary school staffing survey show, for each year group, the number of schools in a sample of about 10 per cent. of schools in England which taught classics as either a compulsory or an optional subject. Provision in schools in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Number of schools with classics
Number of schools in sample
Per cent. of schools in sample with classics