HC Deb 14 November 1989 vol 160 c224W
44. Mr. Couchman

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what capitation allowance per pupil is received by(a) grant-maintained schools and (b) schools in the maintained sector.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The items of expenditure covered by the term "capitation allowance" can vary from LEA to LEA. Accordingly, the Department does not collect data on the size of the allowances made by each LEA to the schools it maintains. Nor is there any element corresponding to a capitation allowance separately identified within the grant which the Department makes to grant-maintained schools.