HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c514W
65. Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many primary and secondary places there are now in the maintained education system in England; and what is the full cost of maintaining these places.

Mr. Dunn

In January 1984 there were estimated to be 4.85 million primary places and 4.16 million secondary places maintained in use by local education authorities in England. The cost of maintaining these places in the financial year 1983–84 was £571.8 million in primary schools and £741.4 million in secondary schools.