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Maintained Schools

Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the cost to public funds of equipment and maintenance of maintained schools since maintained school status was first introduced.

Information concerning equipment is not available, as the accounts neither of the former local education authorities nor of the present Education and Library Boards break down the total cost of school equipment between maintained and controlled schools. As regards maintenance, the annual accounts of the pre-October 1975

Voluntary (including Maintained) SchoolsControlled SchoolsAll Schools
ActualJanuary 1973182,927175,547358,474
1974187,850181,390369,240
1975188,812181,561370,373
1976190,415182,741373,156
Projected1977370,500
1978367,900
1979363,400