HC Deb 19 July 1989 vol 157 c183W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what further plans the Government have to help the inner London boroughs with the cost of assuming responsibility for education.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

The Government have decided to make available a transitional grant totalling £100 million in 1990–91 to assist the inner London boroughs and the City as they take on responsibility for education. We plan that the grant will be phased out over a five-year period. The precise profile of the grant and the method of distributing it will be announced in the autumn.