HC Deb 02 March 1993 vol 220 cc117-8W
27. Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the comparative weighting of the education budget between higher and further education and the primary and secondary education sectors.

Mr. Boswell

The Government's expenditure plans for education reflect the Government's judgment of the relative needs and pressures on the respective sectors, particularly bearing in mind the projected growth from 1992–93 to 1993–94 of 1.7 per cent. in the number of schoolchildren, 7.9 per cent. in the number of further education students, and 8.5 per cent. in the number of higher education students.