HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c163W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the funding formula for individual schools in Northern Ireland under local management of schools will make provision for the real cost of teachers' salaries rather than the average salary of a teacher in Northern Ireland.

Dr. Mawhinney

Under the formula the determination of budgets for schools will be based principally on age-weighted pupil numbers. For schools with fewer than 12 teaching staff, the formula may include a factor to provide some protection if the teachers' salaries are higher than average. For all schools, additional teachers' salary costs associated with school reorganisation will be funded outside the formula.

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