HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc433-4W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of repair of school furniture. [82908]

Ms Estelle Morris

None. Schools are responsible for the maintenance of their furniture, and for utilising their delegated budgets for this purpose as necessary. The Government have supported schools by increasing recurrent provision for local authority education services by £1.1 billion for 1999 –2000.