§ Mr. Stanley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the average cost in 1975–76 and the average estimated cost in 1976–77 of educating a child of (a) primary school and (b) secondary school age in England and Wales.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
In the financial year 1975–76 the net institutional recurrent costs per pupil in primary and secondary schools were £263 and £404, respectively, at 1976 Survey prices. The estimated figures for the current financial year, at the same price level, are £269 and £398.