HC Deb 29 January 1997 vol 289 cc262-3W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many(a) maintained schools and (b) grant-maintained schools have been investigated for financial improprieties since 1992 or are being investigated. [12976]

Mr. Robin Squire

Local education authorities are responsible for monitoring financial propriety in schools which they maintain. The Department does not maintain records of investigatons by LEAs. The Funding Agency for Schools has the responsbility for the financial monitoring of grant-maintained schools in England. I have asked the chairman of the funding agency to write to the hon. Member with this information in respect of grant-maintained schools.