§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his latest estimate of the total cost of public education in Wales in 1981 at 1981 cash prices.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
For the financial year 1981–82, the cost of public education in Wales falling within my right hon. Friend's responsibility—and thus excluding the university sector and mandatory student awards—is currently estimated at £603 million at 1981–82 cash prices.