HC Deb 17 February 1987 vol 110 c568W
16. Mr. Sean Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the level of expenditure on school books in England and Wales for each of the last three years.

Mrs. Rumbold

Local education authorities in England spent just over £64 million on school books in 1984–85, the latest year for which firm figures are available. In both 1982–83 and 1983–84 the figure was £65 million. Expenditure on schools in Wales is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.