§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from schools concerned about teaching and staffing redundancies in 1995–96 following consultations on revenue support allocations for education in the next financial year.
§ Mr. Richards
The Department has received a number of representations from schools concerned about staffing levels in 1995–96. My right hon. Friend does not make revenue support allocations for education. It is for each local authority to determine how much of its available resources to direct to the services it provides, including education, in the light of its statutory responsibilities and its perception of local needs and priorities.