HC Deb 29 January 1998 vol 305 c332W
Mr. Donaldson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the proposed changes to the formula funding arrangements for voluntary grammar schools in Northern Ireland were subjected to a policy appraisal and fair treatment analysis; and what were the results. [22252]

Mr. Worthington

Before reaching decisions on the changes to be introduced next year, the implications for each school of a number of models were examined, and I am satisfied that there is no unjustified re-distribution of resources. The longer-term objective of full commonality will ensure equity of treatment in funding for all schools, regardless of the area or the school sector in which they are located, and is therefore in line with policy appraisal and fair treatment principles.

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