HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 c8W
Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the annual cost to a local education authority in England of each pupil in a nursery, primary and secondary school, respectively, in 1960 and 1965, and what is the estimated cost for 1971; and what are the comparable figures for the West Riding.

Mr. van Straubenzee

The available information is as follows:

Student Union subscriptions and other income, expenditure, number of students in membership, and accommodation available for Student Union use, to a selection of further education establishments in England and Wales. The term "student representative council" is not in general use and has no clearly separate identity in England and Wales.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland will shortly be undertaking a broadly similar enquiry in relation to student representative councils and student unions in the Scottish Central Institutions and Colleges of Education.