HC Deb 05 December 1994 vol 251 c52W
Mr. Rooker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the average annual cost met from public funds of(a) a nursery school place, (b) a primary school place, (c) a secondary school place and (d) a full-time undergraduate place in bands 1, 2 and 3.

Mr. Robin Squire

The net institutional expenditure per pupil in England for 1992–3, the latest year for which figures are available, was—in 1994–95 prices—£1,683 in local education authority-maintained nursery and primary schools; and £2,399 in LEA-maintained secondary schools. Separate information is not collected for nursery and primary schools.

Figures are not available for the average cost of an undergraduate place in bands 1, 2 and 3. The estimated annual average cost from public funds—for a full-time equivalent student in higher education—in 1994–95 is £4,500.