HC Deb 04 December 1973 vol 865 c365W
Mr. Joel Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the annual cost of keeping a child in a State secondary school.

Mrs. Thatcher

In 1972–73 the average recurrent cost per pupil in maintained secondary schools was £229 at 1973 survey prices. This figure excludes loan charges and capital expenditure from revenue.