§ Mr. Chris Patten
asked the Secretary of State for Education, and Science what was the level of education spending per child in 1979–80 and 1980–81; and what is the expected level in the current financial year.
§ Dr. Boyson:
The net institutional recurrent expenditure per primary and secondary pupil in 1979–80 and the corresponding sum allowed for in the Government's expenditure plans for 1980–81 and 1981–82, are as follows—at 1980 survey prices:
Primary 422 429 427 Secondary 601 613 609