§ Mr. Lock
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations he has received from out-of-school clubs concerning the basis upon which local education authorities have sought to charge out-of-school clubs operating out of premises owned by local education authorities for their use of the premises and associated facilities; and what response his Department has made. [R] 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
[holding answer 29 June 1999]: Since July 1997, the Department has received no representations from out-of-school clubs concerning charges for the use of local education authority maintained school premises, although in February 1998 we did liaise with the Department of Health on correspondence received by them from The Guide Association about changes made by one Metropolitan Borough Council.