HC Deb 20 March 1980 vol 981 cc255-6W
Mr. John Garrett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the cost of providing tuition in adult education per student in England and Wales and in Norfolk, respectively;

(2) what is the average level of fees for tuition in adult education in England and Wales and in Norfolk.

Dr. Boyson

Estimates at outturn prices in the financial year 1978–79, the latest for which figures are available, suggest that the average, gross recurrent institutional cost to local authorities in England and Wales per enrolment in adult education centres was £36: that the comparable net cost, taking into account income from fees and other sources, was £27; and that the average income from tuition fees per enrolment in these centres was £8, and that from sales and examination fees was £1. The comparable figures for Norfolk are £39, £21, £17 and £1 respectively.