HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 c765W
Mr. Bendall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what additional cash he has made available to Redbridge council for its schools and further education establishments to ensure the smooth introduction of the new General Certificate of Secondary Education; what information he has as to additional cash made available by Redbridge council for this purpose; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Rumbold

The Government have directed substantial resources to ensure the smooth introduction of the GCSE, in addition to local education authorities' own plans. In support of expenditure for books and equipment

£ million (1986–87 prices)1
1981–82 Outturn 1982–83 Outturn 1983–84 Outturn 1984–85 Outturn 1985–86 Provisional Outturn2 1986–87 Estimated Outturn2
School Meals and Milk
Gross Expenditure 794 757 757 714 N/A N/A
Less: Income 274 252 253 225 N/A N/A
Less: EC Subsidy amounting to 12 12 15 14 N/A N/A
=Net Expenditure 508 493 489 475 452 455
Home to School Transport
Gross Expenditure 205 203 205 199 N/A N/A
Income 1 2 2 2 N/A N/A
Net Expenditure 204 201 203 197 N/A N/A
Notes: 1 The cash figures for the earlier years have been repriced to 1986–87 prices using the gross domestic product (market prices) deflator.
2 The 1985–86 provisional outturn and 1986–87 estimated outturn expenditure on school meals has been taken from local authorities' returns of expenditure and rates.