§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how much each local authority in England and Wales spent on education in 1998–99(a) in cash terms and (b) as a percentage of the authority's total budget. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Expenditure figures for each authority in England for 1998–99 are not yet available. I will write to the hon. Member when the figures he requests are available, and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library. Responsibility for education matters in Wales rests with the National Assembly for Wales.