HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 cc492-3W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will provide a breakdown of the activities to be funded at the Grant-maintained Schools Centre Ltd. in 1993–94.

Mr. Robin Squire

My right hon. Friend is making grant available to the Grant Maintained Schools Centre in 1993–94 to support the following activities:

  1. 1. dissemination of factual information about self-governing status to schools considering or in the process of applying for such status, including through the establishment and operation of regional advice centres;
  2. 2. the provision of a secretariat and support services for the Grant Maintained Schools' Standing Advisory Committee; and
  3. 3. provision of information and advice to grant-maintained schools through the GMSC's Schools Subscription Scheme.

Mrs. Ann Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his answer of 24 May 1993,Official Report, columns 388–404, if he will update the information on direct and central maintenance grants to grant-maintained schools.

Mr. Robin Squire

The information requested has been placed in the Library. The cash figures and percentages given may in some cases have changed since the reply that my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools, the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire (Mr. Forth), gave on 24 May 1993,Official Report, columns 388–404, as grants may be redetermined where, for example, schools qualify under their former maintaining LEA's local management of schools scheme for contingency payments.