HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 cc703-4W
Mr. Amos

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion in(a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the extra resources being made available for the implementation of the national curriculum will be provided to Northumberland.

Mrs. Rumbold

Targeted support for expenditure by local education authorities on activities relating to the introduction of the national curriculum is channelled through education support grants and LEA training grants. My right hon. Friend has approved expenditure on such activities by Northumberland in 1989–90 of £437,700 under the education support grants programme and £328,000 under the LEA training grants scheme. These figures represent respectively 0.8 per cent, and 0.7 per cent, of the total amounts being made available for such activities in that year. It is for Leas to determine what additional support to devote to the implementation of the education reforms from block grant or from their own resources.