HC Deb 21 July 1980 vol 989 c43W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what would be the gross recurrent and capital costs, in 1979–80 at 1979 survey prices, of educating in maintained schools (a) those pupils now educated in private schools at public expense, that is, the children of military and diplomatic personnel receiving allowances, handicapped and non-handicapped pupils paid for by local education authorities and local education authority supported pupils attending direct grant schools which have become independent and (b) all pupils now educated in private schools.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

In the financial year 1978–79, the gross recurrent and capital costs to local education authorities in England and Wales of absorbing into the maintained sector all children receiving their schooling in domestic non-maintained establishments would have been about £300 million and £1,500 million respectively at 1979 survey prices and unit costs. These figures exclude the cost of any necessary boarding facilities. The remaining information is not available in the form requested.