HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c637W
Mr. Latham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the proposed capital expenditure allocation for 1988–89 for the Leicestershire local education authority, in the light of discussions on 17 November 1987 between his Department, the hon. Member for Wantage (Mr. Jackson), and representatives of the authority.

Mr. Dunn

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Skipton and Ripon (Mr. Curry) on 18 December. Leicestershire's allocation for 1988–89 is 34 per cent. higher than its initial allocation for 1987–88. Allocations in respect of prescribed expenditure are unhypothecated and it is for Leicestershire LEA to decide how to use the resources available to it for capital expenditure.