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Schooling Costs

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average annual cost in 1974–75 of educating a child (a) in a nursery school, (b) in a primary school and (c) in a secondary school, respectively; and what is the estimated cost since the Houghton awards.

Unit costs for the present financial year are not yet available.For maintained and special schools, the additional cost per pupil implicit in the recommendations of the Houghton Committee is estimated to be about £37.