HC Deb 18 December 1970 vol 808 cc464-5W
Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated cost of the changeover to metric units of all textbooks and ancillary equipment; and whether the cost will be met by the local education authorities or the Government.

Mr. van Straubenzee

No estimate is possible. Expenditure by local education authorities on books and equipment is included in relevant expenditure for the purposes of rate support grant.