HC Deb 13 July 1972 vol 840 c401W
38. Mr. Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average total in cost to public funds of providing a place in a nursery school and an undergraduate place at university.

Mr. van Straubenzee

At November, 1971, prices the annual cost per place of full-time education in a nursery school is about £220. The average cost of a student at a university in 1970–71 was £1,251 including grants to students.

The total capital cost of a nursery place ranges from £470 in a nursery class to £631 in a nursery school. For a university arts student the average capital cost is about £2,200 and for a science student about £5,500.