§ Mr. Cormack
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of the education budget will be met by local authorities in the next financial year.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
In the present financial year local authority expenditure on education is expected to account for some four fifths of the Department's total programme. Education budgets for 1990–91 are still being determined by local education authorities. As the bulk of central Government support for local authority spending is not hypothecated to individual services, it is not possible to determine on a service by service basis what percentage of those budgets will be met from local authorities' own resources.