§ Mr. John Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek powers to enable the whole of 99W teachers' salaries to be paid from central government funds.
§ Mr. Prentice
I have no present intention of doing so. However, the independent committee of inquiry announced on 27th June by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment will be free to consider suggestions of this kind for modifying the existing system of local government finance.