HC Deb 14 May 1964 vol 695 c94W
44. Sir H. Studholme

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent on education in Devon from 1945 to 1951 and from 1951 to 1964; how much was spent on school buildings during each of these periods; what proportion of the expenditure on education in Devon was borne by the Exchequer in 1945 and 1951; and, under general grant arrangements, approximately what proportion will be so borne in 1964.

Mr. Hogg

Total expenditure by the local education authority for Devon on education, excluding school meals and milk, in the period 1945–46 to 1950–51 was £11.8 million. Of this amount capital expenditure on schools was £0.35 million. The equivalent figures for the period 1951–52 to 1963–64 are £69.3 million and £5.3 million respectively.

Grant was 54.9 per cent. of expenditure met from revenue in 1945–46 and 55.6 per cent. in 1951–52. From 1959–60 Exchequer aid to education has been through the general grant and it is not possible to apportion that grant to individual services.