HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 c130W
58. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education the average sum spent a year on each child in primary schools for the latest available period and for the year 1938, both figures being expressed in terms of the purchasing power of the £ on the former date.

Miss Horsbrugh

The estimated average cost per pupil on the registers of primary schools maintained by local education authorities in England and Wales in 1953–54 was about £32. I cannot give a corresponding figure for 1938, owing to the changes made by the Education Act, 1944, in the organisation of the public system of education.