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Public Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the cost per head of population of public expenditure for which her Department is responsible in Cornwall, and England and Wales, respectively.

For England and Wales, about £137, including expenditure on Welsh Schools for which my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales is responsible. A comparable figure for Cornwall cannot be calculated. However, "Education Estimates Statistics, 1976–77" published jointly by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Society of County Treasurers, provides a comparison related to local education authority expenditure alone.