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Fee-Paying Pupils (Cheshire)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the number of pupils attending independent fee-paying schools who are financially supported by Cheshire county council, whose parental income is less than £2,500 per annum, £2,500 to £5,000 per annum, £5,000 to £7,500 per annum, £7,500 to £10,000 per annum, £10,000 to £15,000 per annum, £15,000 to £20,000 per annum and over £20,000 per annum.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many pupils Cheshire county council sends to independent fee-paying Roman Catholic and other denominational schools; how many pupils attend each school; and how many pupils there are in each age group;(2) if he will list all the independent fee-paying schools to which Cheshire county council sends pupils, giving the numbers sent to each school and the number of pupils in each age group;

Cheshire assisted 681 non-handicapped pupils to attend independent schools on grounds of denominational need in the academic year 1978–79. None of the other information requested by the hon. Member is collected by my Department.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the cost in 1978–79 to Cheshire county council in supporting (a) 2,546 non-handicapped pupils and (b) 32 handicapped pupils at independent fee-paying schools.