HC Deb 16 July 1979 vol 970 cc382-3W
Mr. Dobson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the Government intend that the positive measures against individual local authorities which do not observe the Government's call for cuts will apply to education authorities.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

The Government expect local authorities to make a reduction of around 3 per cent. in the level of current expenditure envisaged in the rate support grant settlement for 1979–80. Any more positive measures to reduce expenditure would apply to education as to other authorities.