§ Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish the financial expenditure in education of the six largest metropolitan authorities, per capita of their school populations.
§ Mr. Oakes
My Department does not prepare figures of per capita expenditure on education for each local education authority, but following is the information derived from analyses contained in the Education Estimates Statistics 1976–77 published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, copies of which are in the Library.
Financial year 1976–77 (November 1975 prices) (1) (2) Total estimated expenditure on education Col. (1) per head of school population £000 £ Birmingham 120,166 552.9 Leeds 77,540 550.9 Sheffield 61,129 573.5 Liverpool 67,279 583.8 Manchester 65,248 657.0 Bradford 53,381 591.1
NoteColumn (1) comprises all recurrent expenditure, including polytechnics and other colleges of further education. Column (2) has been calculated by reference to total pupils in nursery, primary, middle, secondary and special schools. Costs per pupil in each category of school are given in the publication.