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Education Expenditure

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on expenditure to be supported by education support grant in 1988–89.

New starts approved for 1988–89
ActivityTotal allocation (£ million cash)Number of LEAs to be supported
1. IT in Schools119·0All
2. Provision of Books and equipment for GCSE examination courses10·0All
3. The teaching of mathematics in schools4·6All
4. The teaching of science and technology as part of primary education2·956
5. Action to combat the misuse of drugs2·394
6. Computer Aided Engineering12·221
7. Management information in FE Colleges2·031
8. Education for a multi-ethnic society1·550
9. Provision of records of achievement1·27
10. Learning by achievement11·126
11. Support for parents in the teaching of children under five with special educational needs1·135
12. Open Learning11·040
13. The planning, development and co-ordination of provision to meet the educational needs of the unemployed0·926
14. Diversification of first foreign language10·310
15. The development of information technology at FE Establishments0·26
Total50·3
1 New activities for 1988–89.