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Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the sum per household per week paid in taxation for education in England and Scotland.

Estimated expenditure on education, including grants to universities, in England and Wales in 1949–50 is equivalent to is. 10d. per head of population. The corresponding figure for Scotland is 2s. 2d. There is no recent information as to the number of households in Great Britain, and separate figures for expenditure on education in England, apart from Wales, are not readily available.