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Education Expenditure

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total expenditure on education in Northern Ireland; and what is the average per pupil.

Total public expenditure on education, other than on university education, in Northern Ireland in 1978–79 was £252·2 million. Recurrent and capital expenditure on primary and secondary schools amounted to £182·3 million and the average expenditure per pupil was about £500.