HC Deb 27 February 1992 vol 204 c603W
Mr. Conway

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the expenditure per pupil in the county of Shropshire in 1978–79, 1982–83, 1986–87 and 1991–92.

Mr. Fallon

The latest year for which actual spending information is available in 1989–90. Shropshire local education authority's school—based expenditure per nursery, primary and secondary school pupil is shown in the table. The real terms increase in per pupil spending between 1978–79 and 1989–90 was 56 per cent.

Net institutional expenditure1 per pupil2
Nursery, primary and secondary schools
Year Current prices 1989–90 prices3
£ £
1978–79 405 940
1982–83 765 1,100
1986–87 1,070 1,290
1989–90 1,470 1,470
Notes to table
1 Net institutional expenditure covers the direct costs in schools of salaries and wages, premises and certain supplies and services. It does not include the cost of school meals, home to school transport, LEA central administration, and financing costs of capital expenditure.
2 The figures are derived from Shropshire local education authority's returns of its spending to the Department of the Environment and of its pupil numbers to the Department of Education and Science.
3 Figures for 1978–79, 1982–83 and 1986–87 have been repriced to 1989–90 prices using the GDP (Market Prices) Deflator Index.

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