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Expenditure

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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16.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will consider new ways in which to raise finance for education by raising charges where appropriate.

I have already done so. Our expenditure plans for next year and the Education (No. 2) Bill now before Parliament reflect this.

37.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue a circular to local education authorities suggesting priorities for the application of cuts in services.

49.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue a circular to local education authorities suggesting priorities for the application of cuts in services.

No. The broad framework of educational policies and priorities which underlies the Government's expenditure plans for next year is described in paragraphs 31 to 35 of the White Paper "The Government's Expenditure Plans 1980–81" (Cmnd. 7746), published at the beginning of November.

43.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received from local education authorities regarding expenditure for 1980–81.

I received a deputation from Somerset county council on 12 November 1979 and I have had correspondence from representatives of 14 local education authorities about the Government's expenditure plans for 1980–81. I have also met members of the local authority associations on a number of occasions.