Inner London Education Authority

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:06 pm on 5th April 1984.

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Photo of John Maples John Maples , Lewisham West 4:06 pm, 5th April 1984

May I tell my right hon. Friend how much his statement is welcomed by many of us and how much many of us hope that a directly elected ILEA will lead to better education standards and better control of education expenditure? Does he agree that it would be a natural extension of the excellent idea of a directly elected ILEA for the authority to issue its own rate bills, so that Londoners can correlate their vote with education policy and the cost of that policy?