§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his answer of 23 June,Official Report, column 126, if he will list (a) the local education 555W authorities who have confirmed that their claims have been based on the correct criteria and (b) those authorities who have been unable to confirm that their claims have been made on the correct criteria.
§ Mr. Forth
Local education authorities in list A have indicated that their claims for grants for education support and training included only eligible expenditure they themselves incurred. Those in list B have not yet responded, or have indicated that claims may have included other expenditure. The Department is seeking replies or clarification from LEAs in list B. It has issued clear guidance to all LEAs, and has asked auditors to check that claims have been prepared on the correct basis.
List A Havering City of London Hillingdon Camden Hounslow Greenwich Kingston upon Thames Hackney Merton Hammersmith and Fulham Newham Islington Redbridge Kensington and Chelsea Richmond upon Thames Lambeth Sutton Wandsworth Waltham Forest Barking and Dagenham Birmingham Barnet Dudley Bromley Sandwell Croydon Walsall Ealing Wolverhampton Enfield Liverpool Haringey St. Helens Harrow Sefton Wirral Derbyshire Bury Devon Manchester Dorset Oldham Durham Rochdale East Sussex Salford Essex Stockport Gloucestershire Tameside Hampshire Trafford Hereford and Worcester Wigan Hertfordshire Barnsley Humberside Doncaster Isle of Wight Rotherham Kent Sheffield Leicestershire Bradford Lincolnshire Leeds Norfolk Wakefield North Yorkshire Newcastle upon Tyne Northamptonshire North Tyneside Northumberland Sunderland Nottinghamshire Avon Oxfordshire Bedfordshire Shropshire Berkshire Somerset Buckinghamshire Staffordshire Cambridgeshire Suffolk Cheshire Surrey Cleveland Warwickshire Cornwall Wiltshire Cumbria List B Knowsley Lewisham Bolton Southwark Calderdale Tower Hamlets Kirklees Westminster Gateshead Bexley South Tyneside Brent Isles of Scilly Coventry Lancashire Solihull West Sussex