§ Mr. Prentice
The most recent returns of expenditure by local education authorities received by my Department relate to the financial year 1972–73. Detailed statistics based on these returns will be published in "Statistics of Education 163W 1973; Volume 5" later this year. It is hoped to include in this volume a summary of expenditure by local education authorities in the financial year 1973–74. based on the returns for that year which should be received in a few months' time.