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Education Expenditure

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what, in constant prices, was the level of spending per pupil in Wales in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in 1978–79 and in the latest year for which figures are available.

The information is as follows:

Net recurrent institutional costs1at 1986–87 prices2
Pounds per pupil
PrimarySecondary
1978–797491,036
1986–8739091,320
1 Net recurrent institutional costs exclude expenditure on school meals and milk, school transport and pupil support.
2 Figures have been expressed at 1986–87 prices, using the GDP deflator.
3 provisional.