HC Deb 30 November 1961 vol 650 c75W
5. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Education what reduction of staff and savings in administrative costs have been achieved in his Department as a consequence of the introduction of block grants to local authorities.

Sir D. Eccles

The staff directly engaged on work connected with grants to local education authorities has been reduced by four, with a consequential estimated saving of nearly £5,000 a year. A further reduction of three or four officers can be expected when grant for the period up to 1st April, 1959, has been cleared.