HC Deb 11 February 1977 vol 925 cc875-6W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish, on the same basis as table 6 et seq, of Command Paper No. 6721-I, an analysis of public expenditure between 1971–72 and 1978–79

the designated area of Telford New Town and the metropolitan borough of Birmingham, respectively, in the last year for which figures are available.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Information is not collected in the form requested, but my Department does collect information of examination achievements from a one in 10 sample of schoolchildren at the point where they leave school. The sample is designed to produce national and regional figures only; in general due to sampling error figures for individual counties or smaller areas are unreliable.

broken down by spending authority and economic category.

Mr. Joel Barnett

In view of the number of figures to be compiled, I will write to the hon. Member in due course.