HC Deb 18 December 1952 vol 509 c241W
93. Mr. Pannell

asked the Minister of Education the cost of education in Catholic schools in the city of Leeds which falls upon the Exchequer.

Miss Horsbrugh

Direct grants at the rate of 50 per cent. are payable by my Department on expenditure incurred by the managers or governors of Roman Catholic voluntary aided schools on alterations required to bring the school premises up to the prescribed standards and on external repairs. All other expenses of maintenance of these schools, including teachers' salaries, are met by the local education authority whose expenditure thereon is admitted for grant by my Department at the usual rate. The returns made to me by authorities are not in a form which enables me to state the amount of expenditure incurred by the authority on the maintenance of particular schools.