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Education written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average government grant is per person for (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18-year-olds in England and Wales.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Skills

The average funding per full-time student between the ages of 16 and 18 in the 2012/13 academic year for schools and colleges in England was £5,130. 16, 17 and 18-year-olds are now funded through a single national funding formula.

Education funding in Wales is a matter for the Welsh Government.

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