HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c257W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current annual cost to public funds of educating a child at a maintained secondary school.

Mr. Dunn

The latest information available is for the financial year 1985–86. The net recurrent institutional expenditure per secondary school pupil in England in that year was £1,175. This figure includes the cost of salaries and wages, premises and certain supplies and services. It does not include the cost of school meals, central administration and inspection, debt charges and revenue contributions to capital outlay.

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