HC Deb 22 July 1975 vol 896 c172W
Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any evidence that Government funds allocated for teacher supply are being utilised for other purposes.

Mr. Mulley

In setting the amount of rate support grant for 1975–76, account was taken of the cost of employing the new teachers leaving colleges of education this year.

Each local authority has full discretion in deciding how best to use financial resources at its disposal, including its share of rate support grant. I have no details at this stage of local authorities' current expenditure.