§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy towards the devolution of greater budgeting responsibility to school governing bodies.
§ Mr. Dunn
The Government believe that, to increase the scope for cost-conscious and sound financial management in both LEAs and schools, the governing body should have significant responsibility for a school's expenditure. The Education Bill to be introduced this Session will consequently include proposals for an appropriate measure of financial delegation from LEAs to school governing bodies.