§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what the effect of Government expenditure cuts on education expenditure in Clwyd in 1980–81 will be; whether these cuts will enable the quality and standard of education in Clwyd to be maintained; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
All local authorities have been requested to reduce their current expenditure in 1980–81 by 1 per cent. compared with 1979–80. It is for authorities to determine their expenditure priorities, but the measures proposed in the Education (No. 2) Bill will make possible substantial savings in the education sector without affecting basic educational standards.