Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Pupil:Teacher Ratio

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the pupil to teacher ratio for maintained primary schools was each local education authority from 1979 to date. [42545]

    Mr. Timms: The required information is readily available for 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and each year from 1996 to 2001, and is given in the following table.