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Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state the amount of (a) central Government and (b) local authority spending during each of the last 10 years, together with the percentage change in real terms over each previous year. under the following headings: (i) education, (ii) schools and (iii) universities.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1985, c. 54]: The following table shows public expenditure on universities in Great Britain and on schools in England for the last nine years; figures for 1975–76 are not readily available on a comparable basis. The GDP deflator has been used to revalue figures for earlier years to 1984–85 prices. Percentage changes have been calculated from the previous year's figure.