Health not strong on central funds;Letter;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
YOUR leader (TES, November 26) refers to variations in schools funding and the purpose of local authorities.

Half a century of national funding of the health service has hardly produced a consistent and fair system: nor has it resulted in a system free from scandals, or, one that bears comparison with our European neighbours.

As Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland benefit from devolution, England faces the threat of more centralisation.

A new framework of responsibility and accountability for major services is needed. Who can deny that locally-elected representatives should not have the prime interest in standards in the schools serving their communities, and be held fully accountable?

Andrew Collier

General Secretary

Society of Education Officers

Manchester House

Princess Street, Manchester

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