HC Deb 14 May 1964 vol 695 cc93-4W
43. Sir H. Studholme

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent on education in England and Wales from 1945 to 1951, and from 1951 to 1964; and what pro- portion during each of these periods was spent on school buildings.

Mr. Hogg

Total expenditure by local education authorities in England and Wales on education, excluding school meals and milk, in the period 1945 to 1951 was £1,188 million. Capital expenditure on schools was 6.8 per cent. of this amount. The equivalent figures for the period 1951 to 1964 are £7,786 million and 11.4 per cent. Direct expenditure by the Ministry of Education accounted for a further £111 million in the earlier period and £363 million in the later period.