§ Mrs. May
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many requests have been received by his Department for hon. Members to bring a delegation to meet a Minister to discuss education funding(a) in the past year and (b) in the last three months; and how many of those requests have been refused. 502W
§ Mr. Mudie
This information is not recorded and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, but Local Education Authorities have been provided with an average 5.5 per cent. increase in funding for education for the coming year, compared with a 2.4 per cent. increase in inflation and a teachers' pay increase of 3.5 per cent.