HC Deb 06 July 1993 vol 228 cc95-6W
Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to alter the way in which education standard spending assessments reflect social and ethnic factors; and if he will make a statement.

scrutiny by the Audit Commission or National Audit Office, (d) the statutory provisions for open Government which apply to local authorities, (e) performance indicators and (f) provisions under the citizens' charters; and whether the chairpersons and members of the boards of each of these bodies are required to declare an interest.

Mr. Boswell

The information requested is given in the table.

Mr. Robin Squire

In consultation with the local authority associations, we are currently reviewing in the light of the 1991 census data the ways in which the education elements of standard spending assessments reflect the different social and ethnic characteristics of local authorities. The review is not yet complete. Before reaching decisions on the outcome, we shall take into account all the available relevant evidence.

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