HL Deb 23 April 2004 vol 660 cc65-6WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether primary schools in the Belfast Education and Library Board Area may purchase supporting services from sources other than the board; and, if so, whether the annual amount of board funding can be supplied to schools without deductions for these services. [HL2420]

Baroness Amos

No. Supporting services for all their funded schools are managed centrally by the Belfast Education and Library Board. Expenditure on these services is a charge to the board's centre budgets, not an individual school's budget.