HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc297-8W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information she has collated on the proportion of total expenditure on(a) education, (b) higher education and (c) higher education student support met by (i) private funding, (ii) public funding in (A) each EU country, (B) the USA, (C) Australia and (D) New Zealand. [22793]

Estelle Morris

[holding answer 13 December 2001]: My Department does not collate any data regarding spending on education in other countries. Information regarding the proportion of total expenditure on education and higher education met by both private and public funding in other countries is available in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publication, "Education at a Glance", 2001 Edition (Chapter B3—Charts B3.1, B3.2, Table B3.1). A copy of this publication is to be found in the House of Commons Library (POLIS Accession Number: 944669349). No figures are published in the UK on public and private shares of expenditure on student support in these countries.