§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why, since Northamptonshire County Council allocated £20,000 for village hall projects in 1972–73, the Department's contribution of £5,400 falls short of the amount indicated in her Circular 13/71, which stated that within the limits of resources made available by Parliament the Department would make a grant of twice the local authority's contribution.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Northamptonshire local education authority received an allocation of the available resources proportionate to its population. Following representations from the authority an additional allocation has now been made. The total commitment of £16,800 for 1972–73 compares with £9,800 for 1971–72.