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Education And Training Costs

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the total annual cost of education and training undertaken by his Department, and by the independent education sector, respectively.

In the financial year 1978–79 the total net recurrent and capital cost of maintained education in England and Wales and of universities in Great Britain was £8,270 million at outturn prices. Comparable data for the independent sector are not available.