HC Deb 28 March 2000 vol 347 c74W
Mr. Walter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make grant allocations available to debt-free local education authorities in fulfilment of his Department's obligations under the Schools Access Initiative 2000–01. [116495]

Jacqui Smith

The Schools Access Initiative (SAI) is part of the overall schools capital programme and so support is delivered through the usual capital mechanisms, which for local education authorities is by way of credit approvals. It is not possible to introduce a different funding arrangement for the SAI or to make an exception for an individual authority.

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