§ 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.