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Expenditure

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how much was spent per pupil in primary schools (a) in England as a whole and (b) in Staffordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in 1978–79, at constant prices;(2) how much was spent per pupil in secondary schools

(a) in England as a whole and (b) in Staffordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what were the comparable figures in 1978–79, at constant prices.

The information requested is given in the following table:

Net institutional recurrent expenditure
(£—1985–86 real terms1)
1978–791985–86
Primary schools—England6902805
Primary schools—Staffordshire695815
Secondary schools—England1,00021,175
Secondary schools—Staffordshire1,0051,125
1 The cash figures for 1978–79 have been repriced to 1985–86 prices using the Gross Domestic Product (Market Prices) Deflator.
2 Provisional.