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Private Education (Local Authority Assistance)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report the local education authorities still paying for private school places or assisting in the payment for private school places for non-handicapped pupils; and, in each case, what is the total expenditure and numbers involved in the last year for which figures are available.

This information is not available in the form requested by the hon. Member. The following table details the expenditure in 1980–81 of each local education authority in England on fees and expenses for pupils supported at independent and direct grant schools (other than special schools). The Department does not collect statistics on the numbers of pupils so supported.

Primary £Secondary £Nursery £
GREATER LONDON
Barking3,962
Barnet367,100
Bexley273,915
Brent155,865
Bromley407,637
Croydon686,383
Ealing2,03748,099
Enfield3,473118,898
Haringey1,25488,069
Harrow279,700
Havering65072,650
Hillingdon29,289
Hounslow58,981
Kingston-upon-Thames278,124
Merton41,335
Newham93,521
Redbridge186,361
Richmond-upon-Thames364,796
Sutton1,234170,603
Waltham Forest7,605
ILEA44,6101,243,2721,786
METROPOLITAN DISTRICTS
Birmingham1,34163,59980,150
Coventry144,186
Dudley26,999
Sandwell1,67613,275
Solihull13,14824,604
Walsall9,55016,477
Wolverhampton512,691
Knowsley136,048
Liverpool1,254,124
St. Helens24,289
Sefton864426,371
Wirral727,350
Bolton186,205
Bury229,123
Manchester91,545
Oldham98,276
Rochdale76,649
Salford95064,792
Stockport507,355
Primary £Secondary £Nursery £
Tameside259,418
Trafford1,657,452
Wigan74,397
Barnsley13,319
Doncaster2,35812,962
Rotherham
Sheffield
Bradford182,806
Calderdale9,169
Kirklees415,105
Leeds110,333
Wakefield45,354
Gateshead69,143
Newcastle upon Tyne133,867
North Tyneside81,550
South Tyneside2,02535,355
Sunderland4,135
NON-METROPOLITAN COUNTIES
Isles of Scilly31,488
Avon594,384
Bedfordshire1,018,628
Berkshire729,963
Buckinghamshire11,751
Cambridgeshire1,635428,919
Cheshire2,543,074
Cleveland12,109
Cornwall164,274
Cumbria56,339
Derbyshire276,734
Devon3,200716,562
Dorset225,586
Durham
East Sussex154142,323
Essex2,066442,275
Gloucestershire227,491
Hampshire1371,612,335
Hereford and Worcester472,451
Hertfordshire686,06373,556
Humberside1,80969,537
Isle of Wight11,045
Kent917,885
Lancashire1,938,625
Leicestershire166,020
Lincolnshire784,745
Norfolk302,111
North Yorkshire7,504514,477
Northamptonshire55,191
Northumberland51,211
Nottinghamshire130,238
Oxfordshire103,600900,771
Salop41,577
Somerset547,236
Staffordshire112,249
Suffolk459,271
Surrey13,2711,394,380
Warwickshire457,576
West Sussex
Wiltshire273,278
ENGLAND—TOTAL219,00032,225,000156,000