§ Mr. Ronald Bell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what he expects the expenditure of the Schools Council to be in the current financial year; how this compares with its expenditure in the previous financial year; and what proportion in each year is financed 579W by the central Government and what proportion by local government.
§ Mr. Mulley
Expenditure in the current year is expected to be £2,702,000. Expenditure in 1974–75 amounted to £1,923,000. My Department and the local education authorities make equal annual grants to the Schools Council.