HC Deb 12 November 1984 vol 67 cc116-7W
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 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.