HC Deb 05 July 1983 vol 45 cc71-2W
37. Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current spending on education per child; and how this compares with the 1978–79 and 1976–77 figures in real terms.

Mr. Dunn

Net institutional recurrent expenditure per child in primary and secondary schools, at November 1981 prices, was as follows:

Primary Secondary
£ £
1976–77 549 846
1978–79 581 852
1981–82 618 868


Figures for the two earlier years relate to England and Wales.

Figures for current spending are not yet available.