§ Mr. Alan Howarth
Information about assistance from local education authorities to individual independent educational institutions is not collated centrally. Grants paid by the Department to independent educational institutions in England in the financial year 1988–89 were as set out below. In addition to these sums, fee remission and incidental expenses totalling £50.9 million were paid by the Department in support of 27,083 pupils holding 29W assisted places at 226 independent schools in England; and fee remission and incidental expenses totalling £3.7 million were paid in support of 509 pupils holding aided places under the music and ballet scheme at five independent specialist schools in England.
Expenditure in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
DES Financial Assistance to Independent Educational Institutions, Financial Year 1988–89 Expenditure £ 1. Capital Grants to Independent Colleges of Further Education Catering for Handicapped Students Queen Alexandra College, Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind 30,000 2. Direct Grant Establishments Royal Hospital School, Holbrook 6,104 Edith Cadbury. Nursery School 5,488 Selly Oak Nursery School 3,193 3. Capital Grant paid under the Education (Grants) (Royal Ballet School) Regulations 1988 Royal Ballet School 250,000 4. Capital Grants to Non-maintained Special Schools Birkdale 787 Burton Hill House 9,969 David Lewis 3,141 Dawn House 60,739 Lingfield Hospital 28,310 Mary Hare 10,006 Muntham House 7,506 St. Elizabeths 72,550 St. Francis 48,682 West of England 7,820