§ 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 849W 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.