David Normington questions

18th June 2004 at 01:00
* David Normington, Department for Education and Skills permanent secretary, has questioned the Government's ability to deliver the three-yearly schools budgets promised by the Prime Minister earlier this year.

Longer-term budgets are part of plan to give schools greater financial stability and avoid further funding problems. But Mr Normington told the House of Commons education select committee that the change would be "very difficult".

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