asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will provide in the Official Report a table showing the expenditure per head in state schools and service schools, respectively.
In 1983–84 the average expenditure per pupil in maintained schools in England was £1,025; this figure comprises the recurrent expenditure of the schools, the cost of transport from home to school and school meals. In the same year the average cost of each child educated locally in schools run by the Services Children's S.O. was then used on two further occasions that year. In 1969 the S.O. was used seven times. It has not been used since.