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Fee-Charging Schools

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what have been the levels of public expenditure on fee-charging schools by (a) central Government and (b) local government in each of the last five years in constant 1986–87 prices.

The information requested is given in the following table:

Financial YearDES expenditure (£m)Local government expenditure (£m)
1982–8315·0136·0
1983–8421·0135·0
1984–8527·0132·0
1985–8633·01125·0
1986–8742·02125·0
1 Provisional.
2 Estimated.
These figures do not include expenditure by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or the Ministry of Defence on fee-charging schools. Such expenditure is the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and for Defence.