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Schools Council

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the financial resources made available by his Department to the Schools Council for Curriculum and Examinations, indicating the proportion which is to be used for curriculum development; and if he will make a statement.

The Department and the local education authorities finance the Schools Council jointly. Their grants are not apportioned among the various parts of the council's work.The council's estimated expenditure for the financial year 1974–75 is as follows:

Research and development in curriculum and examinations1,524,000
This expenditure is to be met from the following sources:
Department of Education and Science grant672,000
Local education authority grant and other income, including reserves1,199,000