§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will set out the exact purposes for which he made available to Suffolk education authority an additional sum of £503,000 for 16 to 19-year-olds.
§ Mr. William Shelton
This is Suffolk education authority's share of the additional £60 million expenditure announced by the Prime Minister in July to enable more young people aged 16 to 19 to stay on in full-time education.—[Vol. 9, c. 834.] My right hon. Friend gave details of the apportionment authorities in his reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for St. Albans (Sir V. Goodhew) on 17 November.—[Vol. 13, c. 128–130.] As was made clear then, it is for individual authorities to decide precisely how these additional resources are used to encourage staying on in the light of its particular circumstances.