§ Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what were the average unit costs for salaries and other recurrent expenditure categories(a) in further education institutions and (b) in sixth form colleges for the academic years 1988–89 and 1989–90; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
Information on expenditure and per student spending is collected on a financial year basis. For the financial years 1988–89 and 1989–90, spending per student in further education institutions was as shown in the table. Information on actual spending in sixth form colleges was not collected separately.
Net institutional expenditure per full time equivalent student 1988–89 £ 1989–90 £ Salaries and wages 2,360 2,335 Other recurrent institutional costs 500 450 Total 2,860 2,785
1. The expenditure data used to derive these figures cover all college-based recurrent spending including teaching and non-teaching staff salaries, premises costs, equipment and supplies, less sales and other miscellaneous receipts but not tuition fees income. They exclude spending on central administration and support services 170W such as transport, as well as all capital expenditure.
2. The figures are derived from LEAs' returns of their spending to the Department of the Environment and of their student enrolments to the Department of Education and Science.
3. 1988–89 data include but 1989–90 data exclude students and expenditure for establishments which transferred to the PCFC sector.
§ Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the average class size(a) in further education institutions and (b) in sixth form colleges for the academic years 1988–89 and 1989–90.