§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to raise the level of the potential schools' budget from 85 per cent. to 100 per cent. for(a) all schools and (b) by category of school. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The Government have no plans at present to raise the proportion of the potential schools budget which must be delegated to schools by local education authorities. This was, however, one of the several options in respect of voluntary aided schools identified in the consultation paper issues on 27 October, the responses to which are still being considered.