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School Places (Cost)

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average cost per place of providing education in: (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and in England and Wales, respectively.

Estimates of costs per pupil are given in Education Estimates Statistics, published jointly by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Society of County Treasurers, copies of which are in the Library. For the financial year 1976–77, at November 1975 pay and price levels, they are as follows:

Berkshire lea270413
Buckinghamshire lea266456
England and Wales273419
The costs reflect the nett recurrent institutional costs per pupil, including transport between home and school. Loan charges and revenue contributions to capital outlay are excluded.