HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c78W
Mr. Jopling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the annual cost to local authorities of paying full fees for children at direct grant and independent schools, and the cost for children who have part only of their fees paid.

Mr. Redhead

In the financial year 1964–65, local education authorities in England and Wales paid £10,056,000 in fees for pupils at independent and direct grant schools. About 48 per cent. of the total covered full fees and 52 per cent. part fees.