HL Deb 03 February 2000 vol 609 cc52-3WA
Lord Baker of Dorking

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps have been taken to ensure that funding from the New Opportunities Fund will in future be made available to non-maintained special schools such as Dorton House School, Sevenoaks, Kent, which provides education and training for blind and visually-impaired children and students [HL624]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

NOF funding is made available to particular groups according to the nature of the initiative concerned. Funding for future initiatives will be made available to relevant groups, following consultation, on the same principle. Non-maintained special schools are currently eligible for funding from the Out of School Hours programme but not for the ICT Training for Teachers programme