HC Deb 19 November 1996 vol 285 cc488-9W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will publish the administrative cost (i) per pupil, (ii) per school and (iii) per head of population incurred by central Government in each of the five years to 1995–96. [4508]

Mr. Robin Squire

The direct administrative costs incurred centrally by the Department for Education and Employment for staff involved in schools work in England in 1995–96 were:

  1. (i) £2.46 per pupil
  2. (ii) £750 per school
  3. (iii) £0.41 per head of population

Comparable information for earlier years is difficult to obtain because of changes in the organisation of the Department. Provision of this information would incur disproportionate cost.