HC Deb 02 December 1999 vol 340 cc310-1W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on expenditure on secondary education since April 1997. [99366]

Ms Estelle Morris

The unit cost per secondary school pupil in England in 1997–98 was £2,480. This rose to £2,490 in 1998–99. We expect the upward trend to continue and have provided funding to ensure that it does. The projected estimates for the period to 2001–02 are as follows:

1999–2000 2,540
2000–01 2,610
2001–02 2,680

In contrast, between 1992–93 and 1997–98, secondary funding fell by £200 per pupil.