§ 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-94W formation relating to Welsh authorities is available at present.