§ Mr. John Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the per capita spending for pupils at city technology colleges and for secondary school pupils in the last year for which figures are available; and what is projected spending for the next year.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
In 1987–88 average recurrent spending per pupil in maintained secondary schools was some £1,520. The estimated average spending per pupil implied by the proposed total standard spending for 1990–91 is of the order of £2,000. These figures do not include spending on central services such as administration. The recurrent per capita grant for pupils at city technology colleges for 1989–90 is based on a unit of funding of £1,825. This figure includes central administration costs, but excludes an allowance for diseconomies of scale during the start-up period, and specific grants for certain items. The comparable figure for 1990–91 will be determined by reference to LEA expenditure in 1988–89, updated to a 1990–91 base.