HC Deb 26 October 1953 vol 518 cc327-8W
Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Education to publish in HANSARD a table of figures showing the annual amounts spent on education for each of the years from 1945 until the latest stated date, showing the comparative purchasing value of the money so expended by taking into account the depreciation of the purchasing value of the£ since 1945.

Miss Horsbrugh

The expenditure from rates and taxes on educational services within the purview of my Department has been as follows:

£ (000)
1945–46 151,583
1946–47 185,023
1947–48 216,675
1948–49 247,596
1949–50 267,903
1950–51 278,494
1951–52 315,912
1952–53 (Est.) 346,527

No index of prices is available which could properly be used to correct the above figures for the changes in the prices of educational services.