§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what is the annual per capital expenditure on primary education in Cumbria, Durham. 599W and Tyne and Wear counties; and what is the average per capita expenditure in England;
(2) now much has been spent on nursery education in Cumbria in each of the last four years on a per capita basis; and what is the national average figure for such expenditure in England.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
My Department does not prepare figures of per capita expenditure on education for each local education authority, but certain analyses of their estimates and expenditure on nursery and primary education, together with comparable figures for England and Wales, are contained in the education statistics published annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, copies of which are available in the Library.