HC Deb 18 October 1991 vol 196 cc251-2W
Mr. Straw

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the initiatives taken by his Department since 1987 to support or expand the inspection services of local education authorities, with a table for each year of grants made available under the education support grant schemes, or other schemes.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

My Department has supported the appointment of additional local authority inspectors through education support grants since 1989–90. The local education authority expenditure supported by grant and grant payable for each year since then is shown in the table:

£ million
Year LEA expenditure supported by grant Grant
1989–90 1.90 1.33
1990–91 5.50 3.30
1991–92 8.10 4.86

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