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16 To 19-Year-Old (Education Costs)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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47.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the cost to public funds of the recent report by Arthur Young McClelland Moores & Co. entitled "Costing Educational Provision for the 16–19 age group".

52.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department has carried out a cost analysis of the relative costs of (a) sixth forms and (b) tertiary colleges; and if he will make a statement.

No. The manual "Costing Educational Provision for the 16–19 Age Group" prepared for the Government and the local authority associations by Arthur Young McClelland Moores & Co. and recently published sets out a method by which local education authorities can cost alternative forms of 16 to 19 provision in their areas, in the light of their very variable local circumstances.