Spending Review

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:04 pm on 15th July 2002.

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Photo of Baroness Sharp of Guildford Baroness Sharp of Guildford Liberal Democrat 5:04 pm, 15th July 2002

My Lords, perhaps I may say how unequivocally pleased we are that extra money is going to education. That is long overdue and the extra £15 billion is vital if we are to maintain our competitiveness worldwide. How much of that money will go directly to schools and how much will go through local education authorities?