HC Deb 22 January 1986 vol 90 c193W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy towards the devolution of greater budgeting responsibility to school governing bodies.

Mr. Dunn

The Government believe that, to increase the scope for cost-conscious and sound financial management in both LEAs and schools, the governing body should have significant responsibility for a school's expenditure. The Education Bill to be introduced this Session will consequently include proposals for an appropriate measure of financial delegation from LEAs to school governing bodies.