HC Deb 16 February 1995 vol 254 c785W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will estimate the cost to her Department's budget in 1995–96 of implementing in full the recommendations of the School Teachers Review Body, assuming no changes in staff numbers; and how much of the cost would be borne by(a) direct expenditure by her Department and (b) grants and loans to local authorities.

Mr. Robin Squire

The School Teachers-Review Body has recommended an increase of 2.7 per cent. in teachers' pay for 1995–96. The cost of this to local authorities in England is likely to be in the order of £275 million. There will be no costs borne directly by the Department.