§ Mr. Tinn
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give details of the rate support grant settlement for the careers service for 1984–85; and whether the settlement is intended to allow some growth in the service to allow it to meet its increasing commitments compared with 1983–84.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Of the £70.5 million shown for "Employment" in annex A of "Local Government Finance—The Rate Support Grant Report (England) 1984–85" (HC 151 1983–84) £51.6 million is allocated to the careers service, compared with £48–5 million for 1983–84. The figure was determined after consultation with local government representatives, taking account of known commitments.