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EDUCATION FUNDING IN KENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 709: tabled on 28 February 1995

Tabled in the 1994-95 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Lib-Lab pact in control of Kent County Council has failed fully to finance the teachers' pay settlement and has deliberately short-changed the school budgets, despite receiving an above average Government funding and windfall receipts, which would have allowed them fully to fund the schools had they adopted the budget proposals tabled by Conservative county councillors; congratulates the parents of 88 Kent schools on voting to become grant maintained; and observes that with the loss of responsibility for those schools, for further education colleges and for the Careers Service, Kent County Council should have proportionately reduced central bureaucratic costs, whereas under Labour and Liberal Democrat control, central staffing has risen by 862.