HC Deb 06 February 1987 vol 109 cc848-9W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated average annual cost to his Department of an assisted places secondary school place for the academic year 1986–87; how this compares with the annual capitation for a maintained sector secondary school place; and what are the equivalent figures for each year since the inception of the assisted places scheme.

Mr. Dunn

The information requested is as follows:

Average cost of an assisted place (school year) £ Average cost of a maintained secondary school place (financial year) £
1981–82 1,098 1,010
1982–83 1,267 1,100
1983–84 1,303 1,190
1984–85 1,482 1,270
1985–86 1,603 n.a.
1986–87 1 1,751 n.a.
1 Estimated.
n.a.—not available.