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LCQ14: Education expenditure


    Following is a question by the Hon Audrey Eu and a written reply by the Secretary for Education and Manpower, Professor Arthur K C Li, in the Legislative Council today (April 6):


    Will the Government inform this Council of the following in relation to the 2004-05 to 2009-10 school years -

(a) the respective estimated amounts of public money spent on primary, secondary and tertiary education each year; and

(b) in respect of primary, secondary and tertiary education respectively, the respective estimated annual expenditures on :

(i) teachers' remuneration;

(ii) training for teachers;

(iii) mandatory provident fund contributions;

(iv) extra-curricular activities grant;

(v) rates and government rents;

(vi) furniture and teaching aids;

(vii) renovation of school premises; and

(viii) other purposes (please list out)?


Madam President,

    The Government compiles its annual estimates and maintains expenditure information on a financial year basis.  Financial information in the 2004-05 Revised Estimate and 2005-06 Draft Estimate, broken down as required where available, is given below.  For 2006-07 and beyond, the annual provision for the education sector has yet to be determined having regard to, inter alia, the fiscal position of the Government.

    The estimated expenditure under Head 156 Education and Manpower Bureau in respect of primary and secondary education is set out in the Annex.

Ends/Wednesday, April 6, 2005


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