HC Deb 10 May 1948 vol 450 cc175-6W
Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Minister of Education the total cost of the administration of education in England and Wales for the years 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945.

Mr. Tomlinson

The cost of my Department's administration and inspection and expenses incidental thereto (Subheads A and B of the Departmental Vote) in the four years beginning 1st April, 1942, was £646,066, £666,447, £710,252 and £902,252 respectively. The expenditure of local education authorities on administration and inspection, etc., for the same years was, according to the latest available figures, £5,021,000, £5,126,000, £5,594,000 (provisional), and £6,706,000 (provisional). Comparative figures (based on estimates) are given each year in the Memorandum on the Estimates of my Department, to which I would refer the hon. Member.