HC Deb 07 July 1987 vol 119 c104W
21. Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what total resources he is making available for secondary schools in 1987–88; and how that figure compares with those for the previous two years.

Mr. Dunn

Within the current year's plans, as published in the Public Expenditure White Paper, Cm. 56, provision for secondary schools in England is £4.8 billion. The comparable planned figure for 1986–87 was £4.1 billion and for 1985–86, £3.9 billion.

34. Ms. Armstrong

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make additional resources available to ensure that secondary schools in county Durham operate effectively.

Mr. Dunn

Most of central Government's contribution to local government expenditure is channelled through rate support grant, which is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for the Environment. My right hon. Friend will be providing education support grants to Durham on some £700,000 of expenditure in 1987–88 to encourage quality in education. The authority's allocation for capital expenditure for 1987–88 was announced in December 1986: my right hon. Friend is unable to make an addition to it.