HC Deb 12 January 1998 vol 304 c81W
Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if DENI's proposal that the premises factor in the LMS formulae should relate solely to the area of the premises will be implemented for 1998–99. [21226]

Mr. Worthington

Following extensive consultation with Education and Library Boards and schools, the original proposals for LMS funding have now been amended to ensure that over a period of years we progress towards commonality and transparent fairness of funding of schools in Northern Ireland. This means that in some cases in 1998–99 the determination of the premises factor will not relate solely to the area of premises.

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