§ 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.