HC Deb 17 July 1989 vol 157 c35W
20. Mr. Knox

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent per pupil in primary schools in Wales in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what was the comparable figure for 1978–79, at constant prices.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

At constant prices, 1987–88 expenditure per pupil in nursery and primary schools was £1,004, compared with £785 in 1978–79 for pupils in primary schools only, which is an increase of 27.9 per cent.