asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of rates set for the current year will be accounted for by expenditure on education.
Local authorities in England have budgeted to spend £10·1 billion on education in 1984–85. This represents 47 per cent. of all local authority net current expenditure. Rate income (net of domestic rate relief grant and rate rebates for the year) is estimated to be £11·1 billion.