HC Deb 23 April 1993 vol 223 c217W
Mr. Knox

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was spent per primary school pupil in England in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the comparable figure was in 1978–79, at constant prices.

Mr. Forth

Figures for expenditure on nursery and primary pupils are not collected separately. In 1990–91, the latest year for which figures on actual spending are available, average spending per pupil in nursery and primary schools in England was £1,437 in 1992–93 prices. This compares to £1,131 for 1978–79 in 1992–93 prices. For 1991–92, it is estimated to rise to £1,467, also in 1992–93 prices. This figure includes estimates of expenditure for six LEAs and is subject to final checking by the Department of the Environment and the Department for Education.