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Independent Schools (Expenditure)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total amount of public expenditure on independent schools in Wales for the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will express the total expenditure per capita of each pupil attending such institutions.

In the financial year 1972–73 expenditure by local education authorities in Wales in respect of pupils attending independent schools amounted to £158,272. The numbers of children supported in this way are not known and figures of expenditure per capita cannot, therefore, be calculated.