HC Deb 19 June 1974 vol 875 cc162-3W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the most recent date for which his Department has detailed statistics on expenditure by local education authorities; and if he will take, steps to collect and make available more up-to-date figures.

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 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.