HC Deb 23 April 1993 vol 223 c218W
Mr. Knox

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

Mr. Forth

In 1990–91, the latest year for which figures on actual spending are available, spending per pupil in secondary schools in England was £2,170 in 1992–93 prices. This compares to £1,742 for 1978–79, in 1992–93 prices. For 1991–92, it is estimated to rise to £2,273, 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.

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