§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was(a) Government and (b) 764W local authority spending on education, including higher education, expressed per household for 1979 and for 1986–87 at (i) current prices, (ii) 1979 prices and (iii) 1987 prices.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The information requested is as follows:
Expenditure (£) per household1 Cash terms 1978–79 prices2 1986–87 prices2 1978–79 expenditure —by Central Government4 53 53 103 —by Local Authorities4 391 391 761 1986–87 expenditure —by Central Government3 104 54 104 —by Local Authorities4 754 388 754 During this period the relevant number of households increased from 16.8 million to 17.9 million. 1 Estimated mid-year count of households in England. 2 Cash terms have been converted into 1978–79 and 1986–87 prices using the Gross Domestic Product (Market Prices) Deflators. 3 Total Department of Education and Science central government spending excluding research councils (from Public Expenditure White Paper). 4 Total Department of Education and Science local authority current and capital spending (from Public Expenditure White Paper).