§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the current expenditure per head of population on education provision within Hertfordshire; how this compares nationally; and what are the equivalent figures over the past five years.
§ Mr. Dunn
The following figures, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in its series "Local Government Comparative Statistics", show net recurrent expenditure per capita on all local education authority functions including the careers service:
Hertfordshire England £ £ 1980–81* 215.9 203.2 1981–82* 229.7 223.0 1982–83† 229.2 224.1 * Cash. † November 1981 prices.
Comparable figures for ealier years are not readily available.