HC Deb 31 May 1962 vol 660 cc147-8W
Mr. A. Lewis

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that during the past twelve months the purchasing value of the £ sterling has fallen by 1s. 1d.; and to what extent his Department's expenditure on education would have to be increased to ensure that same relative spending power as one year ago.

Sir D. Eccles

On the basis stated my Department's expenditure last year would need to be increased by £5.63 million to secure the same spending power this year.

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