§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what calculations underlie the figure of 71/2 per cent. that he stated in his answer to a supplementary question on 19 January, Official Report, c. 146, as being an appropriate figure for the economy he is seeking from the Inner London Education Authority without damage to its educational quality or range of its services.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
The ILEA's expenditure target for 1982–83 is 33 per cent. above its grant-related expenditure assessment, which itself takes account of the socioeconomic problems faced by inner city areas and the effect of London weighting on salaries. The method of constructing expenditure targets for all local authorities was described in the technical memorandum sent to local authorities on 21 December 1981 by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, who placed a copy in the Library of the House.