HC Deb 28 May 1970 vol 801 c506W
Mr. Coe

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the reference in the First Report of the Metrication Board to the cost to schools of the changeover to metric units.

Miss Bacon:

As the report suggests, the changeover to the new units will involve some replacement of school books and equipment. Local education authorities' spending on books and equipment is included in relevant expenditure for the purposes of rate support grant.