§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list all specific type grants paid by his Department to local authorities, showing the size of each grant, which were hypothecated to any individual service or services, or where local authorities had to bid for specific grants.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The Department is responsible for two specific grants: education support grants and the in-service teacher training grant; and for the grant paid on the mandatory awards to students. All these can only be paid to local education authorities and are hypothecated to specific activities. The other information is as follows:539W
Grant Purpose Size of Grant in 1985–86 (£ million) How allocated In-service Teacher Training Grant To encourage the release of teachers for in-service training in the priority areas specified in the Education (Grants for Teacher Training) Regulations. 17.5 LEAs are notified of the sums up to which they may claim grant in respect of the specified areas of training. Mandatory Student Award To support LEAs in providing for the maintenance and tuition fees of students in higher education, where LEAs have a statutory duty to pay grant, as laid down in the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations. 640 Grant is paid at a 90 per cent. rate on actual expenditure incurred.