§ 17. Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what analysis he has carried out of the 10 local education authorities with the lowest record of (i) examination results and (ii) expenditure per pupil.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Three of the 10 highest spending authorities in 1986–87 were among the 10 authorities with the lowest proportions of school leavers achieving five or more higher grades. None of the 10 lowest spending authorities were in this category.