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Education (Expenditure)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the

EXPENDITURE ON ADMINISTRATIONmillion)
BelfastNorth-EasternSouth-EasternSouthernWestern
1976–771·761·381·221·291·23
1977–782·021·661·351·531·53
1978–792·541·951·731·861·79
EXPENDITURE PER CHILD(£)
BelfastNorth-EasternSouth-EasternSouthernWestern
1976–7725·718·620·318·721·7
1977–7830·722·022·422·226·7
1978–7939·825·928·626·931·1
The figures relate to "headquarters administration" as shown in the boards' accounts. They include the salaries of headquarters staff such as advisers and architects, and the costs of maintaining and running headquarters establishments. Some of these costs are, of course, incurred in the provision of services other than primary and secondary education. The running costs of individual schools such as teachers' salaries, equipment and maintenance, are not included.