§ 18. Mr. Rathbone
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has for Government funding of drugs education coordinators.
§ Mr. Butcher
Drugs education coordinators are employed by local education authorities; they have been funded jointly by LEAs and the DES since 1986 under the education support grants programme. Consideration is currently being given to the nature of the ESG programme in 1990–91. A decision on this will be announced shortly.