§ Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the per capita spending on education per head of population of the metropolitan districts in West Yorkshire;
(2) what is the per capita spending on education per pupil population of the metropolitan districts in West Yorkshire.
§ Mr. Oakes
As my hon. Friend knows, my Department does not prepare figures of per capita expenditure on education for individual local education authorities. I have, however, had extracted the following 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) (3) Total estimated expenditure on education Col. (1) per head of population Col. (1) per head of school population £000 £ £ Calderdale 20,574 109.0 540.1 Wakefield 34,707 113.7 540.2 Kirklees 39,456 105.1 532.0 Bradford 53,381 115.9 591.1 Leeds 77,540 103.4 550.9
Note:Column (1) comprises all estimated recurrent expenditure, including polytechnics and other colleges of Further Education. Column (3) has been calculated by reference to total pupils in nursery, primary, middle, secondary and special schools. Estimated recurrent expenditure per pupil in each category of school are given in the publication.