§ Ms. Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will meet leaders of Staffordshire county council and head teachers to discuss the remaining shortfall on the education budget arising out of the teachers' pay award.
§ Mr. Fallon
No. The additional grant which the Government propose to make available, together with the 7.2 per cent. increase in education spending allowed for in the 1992–93 local authority spending finance settlement, should give authorities adequate headroom to cover the cost of the teachers' pay award in full.