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Education Grant

Volume 23: debated on Monday 10 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is considering proposals to separate the education grant from the general block grant to local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

The Green Paper, "Alternatives to Domestic Rates", published in December 1981, refers in annex B to various alternative ways of financing the education service including the possibility of paying an education grant in support of education expenditure by local authorities, separate from the block grant. The Government are currently considering the comments which have been made on the various possibilities discussed in the Green Paper including the comments on annex B.