HC Deb 03 December 1998 vol 321 c244W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment by whom the funding for any public inquiry held by an adjudicator to determine the outcome of proposals for a school organisation plan will be provided. [62306]

Ms Estelle Morris

Where an Adjudicator wishes to hold a public inquiry, or is required to do so in respect of school organisation proposals published by the Secretary of State, the cost of that inquiry will be met by the Department for Education and Employment. The Local Education Authority or school concerned will be invited to offer accommodation for the inquiry.