HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 c688W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish in theOfficial Reportinformation on the spending per capita on school books in each of the EEC countries, including the United Kingdom, distinguishing so far as possible between primary and secondary education.

Miss Margaret Jackson

In England and Wales for the financial year 1977–78, local education authority expenditure per pupil on school text and library books was £3.70—at 1978 survey prices—in primary schools and £6.40 in secondary schools. There are no comparable figures available for the United Kingdom as a whole or for other EEC member States.