HC Deb 19 January 1988 vol 125 c630W
73. Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he will take to improve facilities for the study of design and technology in single sex girls' schools.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced last November a very large increase in allocations to local education authorities for capital expenditure in maintained colleges and schools—some 24 per cent. over the current year. It will be for local education authorities to decide how they will use these resources having regard to the particular needs of their area, which might include the provision of improved facilities for design and technology in single-sex schools.