HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 cc380-1W
Mr. Todd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the money spent per primary age pupil(a) from local education authorities, (b) from central Government and (c) in total (i) in 1996–97, (ii) in 1997–98 and (iii) estimated for 1998–99 for each local education authority ranked in order of total spend. [80102]

Ms Estelle Morris

The information for the years 1996–97 to 1997–98, the latest year for which the figures are available is contained in a number of tables, copies of which have been placed in the Library. Estimated expenditure figures for each authority in 1998–99 are not available, although nationally local authorities' average budgeted expenditure per pupil rose by £167.