§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the change in real terms in the total amount of funds he has given or sanctioned to be expended by local education authorities in Wales between 1979–80 and 1984–85.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
In cost terms the change between local authorities' actual expenditure in 1979–80 and 117W planned provision for 1984–85 is a decrease of 2 per cent. This figure is calculated using the deflator for gross domestic product at market prices.