HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc291-2W
Mr. van Straubenzee

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated public expenditure on education including school meals and milk, but excluding public libraries and museums, in Great Britain in 1968–69 and 1969–70.

Mr. Edward Short

On the basis of the figures in Tables 1 and 2 of Cmnd. 3936, the estimated out-turn—at out-turn prices—in 1968–69 was £2,237 million and the estimate—at 1969–70 Estimates prices—for 1969–70 is £2,324 million. This last figure does not take account of the increase in teachers salaries in primary and secondary schools in England and Wales from 1st April, 1969, estimated to cost about £35 million this year.

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