Does my hon. Friend recollect that these are the figures which she quoted on 15th June as being the equivalent of the Weaver Recommendations? Should not we know if they are being paid?
My hon. Friend may be aware that, since the introduction of the general grant in 1959, this has been entirely a matter for the discretion of local education authorities. My previous figures were given in the light of the change in the value of money since the Weaver Report originally made its recommendations known.
I will certainly bear the right hon. Gentleman's suggestion in mind, but I would point out that the overall figure shows an increase from £1·25 million in 1964 to £1·3 million in 1965–66. We therefore have reason to believe that the total cost is increasing.