§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will make a statement on his policy on providing financial support to local education authorities in(a) 1989–90 and (b) 1990–91 in connection with his proposals to introduce licensed teachers; whether he has yet held any discussions about financial support arrangements for these proposals; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will describe the expenditure consequences of his present proposals to introduce licensed teachers, including an illustrative cost of training for one such teacher; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The cost of providing training for licensed teachers will vary considerably according to the previous experience and training needs of the individual concerned. The costs of such training will be eligible for support under the local education authority training grants scheme.