§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps she proposes to take to change Northumberland county council's proposed finance settlement in respect of local authority recoupment relating to children being educated outside their county of residence. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
[holding answer 4 February 1997]: My right hon. friend has no plans to change Northumberland county council's finance settlement in respect of inter-authority recoupment relating to pupils educated outside their area of residence.