HC Deb 05 February 1970 vol 795 c172W
65. Mr. Rossi

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek such powers as are necessary to enable him to provide special financial assistance to educational authorities to replace existing text books and to purchase new measuring and other equipment rendered necessary by the change over to decimal and metric systems.

Miss Bacon

No. Authorities are expected to meet these costs as part of the normal process of replacing books and equipment. In the case of decimal currency the impending changes have been known to local authorities and schools since 1967.