HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c321W
108. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Education what was the annual cost per place in elemetnary and secondary schools respectively, for the years 1933, 1945 and at the latest available date.

Mr. Tomlinson

I assume that the hon. Member refers to the annual cost of maintenance per pupil. The costs per pupil in public elementary schools and in grant-aided secondary schools in the financial year 1933–34 were about £12 and £25, respectively. The estimated expenditure per pupil (including ancillary services such as school milk and meals, social and recreative training, etc.) in maintained primary (including nursery) and in maintained and transitionally assisted secondary schools in 1945–46 was about £22 and £35 respectively, and in 1949–50 about £25 and £45, respectively.