§ 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, 1945.176W
§ 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.