§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much money was spent by education authorities in Wales on (a) primary school books and (b) secondary school books for each of the years 1979–80 to 1983–84, inclusive.
Expenditure on school books and equipment £ thousand outturn prices 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 *1983–84 Primary schools 3,669 4,051 4,333 4,740 4,961 Secondary schools 5,492 6,032 6,730 7,888 8,652 * Provisional
agreed in 1983 a three-year grant to the Wales co-operative development and training centre. The Government will continue to give priority to measures which encourage and support all small businesses.