§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science from what year school pupil figures were used to help calculate the grant-related expenditure assessment for 1980–81; what were the actual numbers of pupils for (a) that year and (b) 1980–81 in (i) England and Wales, (ii) each region and (iii) each local education authority in the Northern region; and what was the percentage increase or decrease in the numbers of pupils between (a) and(b) in each of the above areas.
§ Dr. Boyson
No grant-related expenditure assessment was made in respect of 1980–81: the rate support grant settlement for 1981–82 was the first to include such assessments. If the hon. Member cares to write, I shall be happy to provide him with details of the pupil numbers underlying the assessments for that year.