HC Deb 14 June 1974 vol 874 c654W
Dr. Hampson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current average annual cost of educating a pupil at the nursery, primary and secondary levels in England, Wales and Scotland.

Mr. Prentice

The estimated average recurrent cost per pupil in maintained schools in England in 1972–73 financial year was as follows:

Cost per pupil £
1973 survey prices
Pupils aged under 5 159.7
Primary school pupil (excluding under-5s) 124.0
Secondary school pupils 222.4

Questions regarding similar costs for Wales and Scotland should be addressed to my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, respectively.