HC Deb 15 February 1955 vol 537 cc25-6W
81. Mr. N. Macpherson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the present average cost of maintaining a child at a primary and a secondary school, respectively.

Oxford and Cambridge; and the average amount of the award for Oxford and Cambridge students.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

The reply can most conveniently be given in the form of the table of figures below. As the list of Scottish schools which the award holders attended is somewhat lengthy I am sending it to the hon. Member separately.

Following is the table:

Mr. Henderson Stewart

The returns made by education authorities do not separate expenditure on primary and secondary education and it is, therefore, not possible to give the actual average costs of educating a child in the primary and secondary stages. But on the basis of the charges made by Scottish education authorities for the education of pupils from other areas it is estimated that in 1953–54 the average costs were about £38 for a primary pupil and £65 for a secondary pupil.

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