§ Mr. Paul Marsden
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much on average(a) a sixth form college and (b) an equivalent local education authority school receives annually for a student studying three A-levels annually. 
§ Mr. Mudie
The Department has published the costs of a successful three A-level package, typically lasting two years, in "The Public Funding Costs of Education and Training for 16–19 year olds in England 1996–97". These costs were £7,380 and £5,910 for local education authority maintained school sixth forms and sixth form colleges respectively.