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Education Expenditure

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was (a) Government and (b) local authority spending on education, including higher education, expressed per household for 1979 and for 1986–87 at (i) current prices, (ii) 1979 prices and (iii) 1987 prices.

The information requested is as follows:

Expenditure (£) per household1
Cash terms1978–79 prices21986–87 prices2
1978–79 expenditure
—by Central Government45353103
—by Local Authorities4391391761
1986–87 expenditure
—by Central Government310454104
—by Local Authorities4754388754
During this period the relevant number of households increased from 16·8 million to 17·9 million.
1 Estimated mid-year count of households in England.
2 Cash terms have been converted into 1978–79 and 1986–87 prices using the Gross Domestic Product (Market Prices) Deflators.
3 Total Department of Education and Science central government spending excluding research councils (from Public Expenditure White Paper).
4 Total Department of Education and Science local authority current and capital spending (from Public Expenditure White Paper).