§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the six English counties with highest gross expenditure on school transport in the last completed financial year, showing totals, average gross cost per pupil transported and average cost expressed per pupil attending school, together with the average cost per pupil of textbooks and stationery in these counties.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
The latest figures available for 1977–78 are the estimates of each local education authority published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in its "Education Estimates Statistics 1977–78", a copy of which is in the Library. As figures for the numbers of pupils transported are not available centrally, it is only possible to derive the average costs per pupil attending school. With this proviso, the information requested is as follows:
establishments of further and higher education in the normal way on payment of the appropriate tuition fee. The island authorities make annual payments to the Exchequer, related to the cost of maintained teacher training provision in England and Wales. The amounts received in respect of the financial year 1977–78 were £161,252 from Jersey, and £123,559 from Guernsey.