asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list for 1981–82 the total number of pupils for each local education authority in England and Wales, and the latest estimate of the central Government grant which each will receive.
The total number of pupils in each local education authority in England in 1981–82 will not be known until autumn 1982; corresponding information about pupils in Wales is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales. Numbers for 1979–80 are given in "Education Statistics 1979–80: Actuals", published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a copy of which is in the House of Commons Library: these were the numbers—adjusted to take account of inter-authority payments—used in calculating the grant-related expenditure assessments for the 1981–82 rate support grant settlement in England.The payment of rate support grant is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.