HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c419W
Mr. Luce

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what she estimates to be the cost to public funds, both local and national, of educating in local authority schools those children presently attending independent private schools.

Mr. van Straubenzee

The result of applying to the number of pupils in independent schools the estimated per capita costs for 1971–72 of pupils in maintained schools is a total of about £70 million per year.