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Schools (Decoration)

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish his Department's review of the internal decoration of schools.

My Department has not undertaken such a review. The results of a general investigation on maintenance provision and practice in a sample of 16 local education authorities was reported in DES A and B Paper No. 7, published in 1984, copies of which are in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the average fee increase at schools participating in the assisted places scheme in each year since the scheme was introduced.

Since the assisted places scheme was introduced in 1981 the estimated average fee increase for assisted pupils at participating schools has been as follows:

Percentage increase over preceding year
School Yearper cent.