HC Deb 13 July 1972 vol 840 cc398-9W
34. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make available additional expenditure to facilitate the merging of local education authorities that will be brought about as a result of the proposed reorganisation of local government.

Mrs. Thatcher

Exchequer assistance to local authorities in respect of education and other services is given by means of rate support grants the amount of which are determined following negotiations between the local authority associations and Government Departments over the estimated level of relevant expenditure.