HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 cc404-5W
73. Mr. Randall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what changes have taken place in the procedure for the pooling of local authority contributions to the Schools Council and National Fund for Educational Research; whether the total financial contribution has been increased; how far the changes which have been introduced have increased the proportionate contribution from local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon:

The arrangements for pooling local authority contributions to the Schools Council were introduced this year, when they decided to make a payment for the first time of about£385,000. The local authorities' pooled contributions to the National Foundation for Educational Research total about£60,000 this year, much the same as last year both in absolute terms and as a proportion of the Foundation's total income.