HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 cc99-100W
Mr. Gordon Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to review the funding of the National Qualification for Head Teachers so as to take account of schools' financial ability to make contributions. [5950]

Mr. Byers

The Government is supporting candidates from LEA-maintained schools taking the National Professional Qualification for Headship with £4.5 million in 1997–98 through the Grants for Education Support and Training programme. This funding is allocated to LEAs on the basis of the number of schools in their area; central support for candidates is not dependent on the financial ability of their school to make contributions.