asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the present per pupil expenditure on books and on equipment in (a) primary schools, (b) special schools and (c) secondary schools; and what are the comparable figures for each of the last five years in cash terms and real terms using 1984–85 prices and using an index of 100 for 1979–80.
The latest available figures relate to 1983–84. Figures at constant prices have therefore been expressed at 1983–84 prices.
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* Figures relate to the education of pupils at maintained special schools and other special education provided elsewhere than at school. Expenditure on special education in primary and secondary schools is included in the primary and secondary school unit costs.
† Expenditure deflated to 1983–84 prices using the GDP deflator.