§ 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.