HC Deb 29 June 1993 vol 227 c460W
Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much money in local education authority maintained secondary schools was spent in each of the last five years.

Mr. Forth

The table gives the net institutional expenditure on LEA-maintained secondary schools in cash and real terms for the years 1987–88 to 1991–92, the latest year for which figures are available. The figures for 1991–92 include estimates of expenditure for six LEAs.

Numbers of full-time equivalent secondary school pupils fell from 3.1 million in 1987–88 to 2.8 million in 1991–92. Spending per secondary pupil rose from £2,068 to £2,277—both in 1992–93 prices—over the five-year period.

Net institutional expenditure on LEA-maintained (England) secondary schools
Total expenditure £ million
Year (Cash) (1992–93 Prices)
1987–88 4,742 6,477
1988–89 5,053 6,435
1989–90 5,353 6,396
1990–91 5,709 6,317
1991–921 6,173 6,389
1 Provisional.

Note: Net institutional expenditure covers the direct costs in schools of salaries and wages, premises and certain supplies and services. It does not include the costs of school meals, home to school transport, LEA central administration, and financing costs of capital expenditure. Figures for 1990–91 and 1991–92 include unspent balances held by schools at the year end under local management of schools schemes.