§ Mr. Elletson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will make a statement about the amount by which Lancashire county council intends to cut its delegated schools budget; and if she will list the percentage increases and decreases of other local education authorities' schools budgets.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Lancashire county council has provisionally fixed the size of its general schools budget for 1995–96, but the amount within that to be delegated to schools will not be finally determined until March. The information requested on other local education authorities' plans for their 1995–96 delegated school budgets is not yet available: authorities do not have to publish details of school budgets for that year until 31 March 1995.