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Non-Residential Sixth Form Education (Costs)

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the cost to public funds, excluding variable costs such as travel allowances, of maintaining a 16 or 17-year-old person in non-residential sixth form education assuming that he or she is living in a family of four with a household income of £6,000.

As a broad indication, a recoupment rate of £1,606 has been recommended by the inter-authority payments committee for pupils aged over 16 in England in the present financial year. In addition, the parents of such a pupil would be eligible for child benefit at a current rate of £5·25 per week.