HC Deb 18 June 1992 vol 209 c618W
Mr. Oppenheim

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the latest figure for the cost of surplus school places for(a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

Mr. Forth

The average premises-related cost of maintaining a school place is estimated to be £150 a year for a primary school and £250 a year for a secondary school at 1991–92 prices. The amount that can be saved by removing surplus places will, however, vary considerably according to the particular circumstances.