§ Mr. Ken Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent per pupil at primary and secondary schools in Lancashire in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure in 1978–79, at constant prices.
§ Mr. Fallon
Lancashire spent £320 per nursery and primary pupil in 1978–79 and £985 in 1988–89, the latest year for which figures are available. It spent £495 per secondary pupil in 1978–79 and £1,620 in 1988–89. At 1988–89 prices those figures are £700 and £985 respectively for nursery and primary schools, and £1,085 and £1,620 respectively for secondary schools.