Skip to main content

Secondary Pupils (Costs)

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the appropriate cost of educating a secondary school pupil in inner and outer London; and what is the approximate grant provided by Government to cover those costs.

The net recurrent expenditure per secondary school pupil in ILEA and the average for the outer London boroughs in 1984–85 were £1,940 and £1,250 respectively. Most Government support for local authority education is provided through the block grant element of rate support grant, which is an unhypothecated grant in support of all services. It is not possible to identify a particular element as being in support of secondary education.