HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c512W
46. Mr. Roger King

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current public expenditure on education per child; and what was the figure in 1983, 1981 and 1979, all at current prices.

Sir Keith Joseph

Local education authorities spent £915 per pupil in 1983–84, the latest period for which actual figures are available. The corresponding figures for 1981–82 and 1979–80, both in 1983–84 real prices, are £865 and £790. Real terms are the cash terms for each year adjusted by the gross domestic product deflator at market prices with 1983–84=100.