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Schools (Resources And Allowances)

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will set up a working party made up of representatives of the Department of Education and Science and the local education authorities to reconsider capitation allowances and the resources of schools.

My Department is considering those recommendations of the Bullock Report which concern the Government. I expect to have discussions with the local authority associations about the report in due course.It is for each local education authority to decide what system of capitation allowances to operate. I understand the local authority associations are discussing some aspects of these allowances and problems that arise from them with the Educational Publishers' Council and the British Educational Equipment Association.