HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 c119W
42. Dr. Twinn

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment he has made of the capacity of local authorities to put to use the new money being made available for lunchtime supervision of schoolchildren.

Mr. Chris Patten

From discussions which the Department has had with representatives of the Association of County Councils and the Association of Metropolitan Authorities we expect that local education authorities will be able to take advantage of the additional resources being made available to assist them to introduce reliable and adequate arrangements for midday supervision. It is too early to predict the pace at which local education authorities will be able to introduce new arrangements.