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Public Spending

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education what has been the total gross public spending on (a) grant-maintained schools and (b) city technology colleges for the years since 1988–89; and what is the projected expenditure for the years to 1995–96 at 1991–92 prices.

Spending to date on grant-maintained schools and city technology colleges has been as follows:

Total spending in future years on grant-maintained schools will depend on the number of schools becoming grant maintained, their size and location, and the balance between primary and secondary schools. However, on current trends a reasonable estimate would be about:

£ million (1991–92 prices)

1993–94

1994–95

1995–96

Grant-maintained schools1,1002,3004,000

Projected future spending on city technology colleges is as follows:

£ million (1991–92 prices)

1993–94

1994–95

1995–96

City technology colleges474648

Note:

Figures for GM schools include annual maintenance grant. which is recovered from local authorities; special purpose grants; capital grant; cost of GM ballots; the Grant Maintained Schools Centre; the projected cost of the Funding Agency for Schools. They exclude other spending by local authorities, who remain responsible for some services to GM pupils, and DFE running costs.