§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) whether, in the light of his review into local authority charges for school extras, any new legislation is proposed;
(2) if he will list all those educational activities which have come under consideration in the review of local authority charges.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The review covered all services provided by local authorities, including those within education. The Government remain firmly committed to the basic principles of free education established by the Education Act 1944; I have nothing further to add to my reply of 9 April at column335.