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English Language: Education

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of English as an additional language pupils in West Lancashire constituency. (143535)

The information is given in the following table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools1 : number ad percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to e other than English2

Number of pupils2

Number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English

Percentage of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English3

West Lancashire constituency

12,641

6,614

52.3

England

6,574,560

789,790

12.0

1 Includes middle schools as deemed.

2 Excludes dually registered pupils.

3 The number of pupils whose first language is known or believed to be other than English expressed as a percentage of the total number of pupils of compulsory school age and above.

4 Figures for England have been rounded to the nearest 10.

Notes:

As at January 2007 (Provisional) West Lancashire Constituency

Source:

School Census