§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the level of means test below which parents may have assistance towards the cost of special clothing for children to attend school; and how this financial limit has increased over the past 15 years.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
This information is not available in my Department. Local education authorities' powers to assist with the provision of school clothing are entirely discretionary and each authority may adopt and vary its own criteria of eligibility.