HC Deb 28 February 1989 vol 148 cc145-6W
70. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the latest figure for spending per secondary pupil in inner London and the comparable figures for the rest of London and for the former metropolitan authorities.

Mr. Butcher

The average net institutional expenditure per pupil in maintained secondary schools in 1986–87, the latest year for which information about actual spending is available, is given in the table:

Average net institutional expenditure1 per secondary pupil2
£ per pupil 1986–87 cash terms
ILEA 2,350
Outer London boroughs 1,550
Metropolitan districts 1,355
1 Net institutional expenditure 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 or revenue contributions to capital outlay.
2 The figures are based on LEA expenditure returns to DOE and pupil number returns to DES.