HC Deb 31 January 1969 vol 776 cc392-3W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the total paid by his Department to meet the difference between the total amounts paid by parents of fee-paying pupils attending direct grant schools in each of the last five years and the full economic cost of their education.

Mr. Edward Short

It is not possible to isolate the grant paid for pupils whose fees are paid by parents from the total grant for all pupils, but on the basis of information published in Table 11 of Statistics of Education 1967, Volume 5, the estimated amounts for the years shown were:

£ million
1962–63 2.4
1963–64 2.7
1964–65 2.8
1965–66 3.0
1966–67 3.2