§ Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Secretary of state for Education and Science (1) what the annual increase in educational expenditure has been in real terms over the last eight years;
(2) what the annual increase in educational expenditure by local education authorities has been in real terms over the last eight years.
§ Mr. Edward Short
There are conceptual difficulties in expressing statistics of public expenditure, including transfer312W
has now been made in each case for each authority.
§ Miss Bacon
The estimates submitted by, and the allocations announced for, each of the Local Education Authorities in Wales and Monmouthshire for the major school building programme 1969–70 are shown below.
payments, for past years in terms of constant prices. With this qualification, I estimate that the average annual increase in real terms in expenditure on education in Great Britain (including school meals and milk and local libraries) between 1959–60 and 1967–68 was about 6 per cent. I regret that separate figures for expenditure by local education authorities are not available.