HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 c143W
44. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate he has made of the saving of public funds resulting from the existence of a private sector of education.

Mr. Edward Short

For independent schools I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Dorset, South (Mr. Evelyn King) on 31st January. This is an extremely rough estimate from which no deduction has been made for tax and rate reliefs. No reliable estimates for other parts of the private sector are available.