HC Deb 25 January 1995 vol 253 cc201-2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if Liverpool education authority spent all its standard spending assessment for education in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Robin Squire

The latest data on provisional outtum expenditure indicate that Liverpool city council's education expenditure was some 3.6 per cent. less than its education standard spending assessment for 1993–94. But education SSAs are not prescriptive and each council is free to determine its spending priorities between and within services.