§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the carpets incorporating the initials NCC in the National Curriculum Council's York office cost to purchase; when they were purchased; and what has happened to them.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The carpet was purchased in 1990, when the National Curriculum Council was fitting out its offices in York. No information on the cost of the carpet is held centrally, and the cost is not separately identifiable from the published accounts of the NCC. The council was dissolved on 1 January 1994 and its former York office (with the carpet still in place) has been transferred to the Secretary of State. It will become the headquarters of the new Funding Agency for Schools from April this year.