HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 cc49-50W
Mr. Patchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average cost of educating(a) a primary school pupil and (b) a secondary school pupil in the local education authorities within South Yorkshire.

Mr. Fallon

In 1988–89, the latest year for which information is available, the school-based expenditure per nursery and primary pupil and per secondary pupil derived from information returned by the authorities was as shown in the table. Figures for nursery schools and for primary schools are not collected separately.

1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89
£ million (1990–91 prices)
Academic-academic related staff 1,170.3 1,218.9 1,255.0 1,262.1
Other staff 530.3 532.0 522.6 521.6
Total as a percentage of United Kingdom universities' total recurrent expenditure from general funds 66.8 67.9 67.3 66.2


1990–91 prices are derived using GDP deflator assumptions based on the university academic year.

Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will fund a survey to compare the pay of university technicians with people in similar jobs in the private and public sectors; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alan Howarth

No. This is a matter for the employers to consider and fund if it is deemed necessary.

Nursery and Primary schools £ Secondary schools £
Barnsley 1,065 1,645
Doncaster 1,175 1,655
Rotherham 1,125 1,635
Sheffield 1,230 1,810