HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 cc93-4W
Mr. Gwynoro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the cost of education in England and Wales is met by the ratepayers; and what is the figure for Wales alone.

Mrs. Thatcher

In the current year the ratepayer is expected to meet 43 per cent. of the cost of all local authority rate-borne services, including education, in England and Wales. No separate in- formation relating to Welsh authorities is available at present.