HC Deb 24 July 1978 vol 954 cc596-7W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the three most significant examples of improved economy in the use of public funds by her Department in each of the past three years.

Mr. Oakes

Every attempt is made to promote economy in the use of those funds controlled directly by my Department and, through consultation and guidance, those controlled by local education authorities. The identification of examples in order of significance would involve disproportionate cost but recent examples include the more intensive use of resources in higher and further education and economies in the operation of the school meals service.