HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 cc69-70W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list in the Official Report the levels of spending on travel expenses by (a) local authorities and (b) central Government for children at (i) public sector schools and (ii) independent or independent-assisted schools for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, at 1984–85 prices.

Mr. Dunn

The expenditure on transport between home and school for pupils in maintained schools in England is as follows. The corresponding information is not available for independent schools.

£ million 1989–85 real terms*
1974–75 157.0
1975–76 171.3
1976–77 182.3
1977–78 183.1
1978–79 195.5
1979–80 192.4
1980–81 192.0
1981–82 185.3
1982–83 183.2
1983–84 184.7
*Real terms are the cash expenditures for each year repriced to 1984–85 prices using the gross domestic product (market prices) deflator.

showing the cost of teachers salaries as a proportion of total expenditure on education, including and excluding Government spending on the independent sector, in each year since 1978–79 to the latest available date, the amount spent by local education authorities on books and equipment over the same period at 1984–85 prices and indexed using 1978–79 figures as a base, and the amount of capital expenditure over the same period by (a) central Government and (b) local education authorities at 1984–85 prices and indexed using 1978–79 figures as a base.

Mr. Chris Patten

The information for the schools sector is as follows:

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