§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many full-time equivalent teaching posts have been approved for each local education authority in (i) 1993–94 and (ii) 1994–95 for funding under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 in(a) maintained schools, (b) voluntary-aided schools and (c) central teams which provide a service throughout the authority;
(2) how many full-time equivalent teaching posts have been approved for each parliamentary constituency in (i) 1993–94 and (ii) 1994–95 for funding under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 in (a) maintained schools and (b) voluntary-aided schools;
(3) if he will list, for each constituency, the schools with teacher posts approved for funding under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 in (i) 1993–94 and (ii) 1994–95.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 21 March,Official Report, columns 34–36, to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn), in which I set out, in relation to each relevant local education authority, numbers of posts designated to be filled by qualified teachers, approved for funding under section 11.
Comprehensive information is not available centrally about the current allocation of approved posts to individual schools within local education authority projects and such information could not be obtained except at disproportionate cost. As to the position with regard to 1994–95, an encouraging proportion of authorities have notified us of their intentions to make good the shortfall arising from the reduction in section 11 funding. However, many authorities have yet to inform us of their plans.
§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent teaching posts have been approved for each grant-maintained school for funding under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 for(a) 1993–94 and (b) 1994–95; and what was the total grant in each case under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Comprehensive information is not available centrally about the current allocation of posts approved for funding under section 11 to grant maintained schools. The available information is shown in the table.
Grant-maintained schools are eligible to apply for funding direct. In some cases, schools which were already grant maintained applied successfully at the time of the last applications round and have had their own projects since 1 April 1992. Information in relation to those is shown in the table.
Other schools, which have since opted for grant-maintained status, were originally covered under local education authority projects. Local agreement is often reached for such schools to remain within those projects, notwithstanding their change of status. In such instances, section 11 grant continues to be paid to the local authority, and it is the responsibility of the school to make the contribution to the total cost which the authority would otherwise have made.
Alternatively, a school may leave the local education authority project and apply to set up its own. In such cases, the number and type of posts approved are agreed between 561W the school and the local education authority as being the allocation appropriately made to the school by the local education authority immediately before. Section 11 grant is then paid to the school at a level consistent with contemporary practice in relation to the payment of grant
Approved posts Grant Name LEA 1993–94 1994–95 1993–94 1994–95 Ashcroft Bedfordshire 0.5 0.5 3,444 3,549 *Ash Green Warwickshire 0.4 0.4 5,637 6,217 Avon Valley Warwickshire 1.0 1.0 11,669 11,750 Beechview Buckinghamshire 0.6 0.6 6,963 6,995 Bridgewater and Brindley Hall Buckinghamshire 0.75 0.75 13,230 13,111 Burntwood Wandsworth 4.0 4.0 57,024 55,687 Claremone Harrow 1.0 1.0 13,519 13,629 Copland Brent 2.5 2.5 37,853 33,860 Deacons Cambridgeshire 4.5 4.5 33,315 24,823 Francis Bacon Hertfordshire 4.0 4.0 23,107 24,645 Graveney Wandsworth 5.0 5.0 71,186 69,720 Greenford Ealing 3.4 3.4 46,819 39,461 Greenwood Dale Nottinghamshire 2.0 2.0 25,783 26,111 Hall Green Birmingham 0.85 0.85 9,326 9,320 *Hamilton Buckinghamshire 3.0 3.0 40,946 41,410 *Hendon Barnet 2.0 2.0 26,645 28,041 Holly Hall Dudley 0.4 0.4 1,186** 3,778 Holy Trinity Kent 0.87 0.87 10,308 10,819 London Oratory Hammersmith and Fulham 3.1 3.1 39,595 38,025 Myton Warwickshire 1.45 1.45 20,254 19,888 Northampton Boys Northamptonshire 1.0 1.0 16,809 13,372 Northolt Ealing 1.2 1.2 5,802 5,379 Oldfield Avon 0.3 0.3 3,881 3,645 Radcliffe Buckinghamshire 1.0 1.0 10,400 10,478 Raines Foundation Tower Hamlets 1.0 1.0 26,803 27,146 *Reading Girls Berkshire 1.0 1.0 12,410 12,733 Robert Napier Kent 0.5 0.5 1,239 1,220 Small Heath Birmingham 4.6 4.6 50,057 50,626 Stratford Newham 3.0 3.0 53,106 54,277 Wood End Ealing 1.3 1.3 8,968 6,815 *Wrenn Northamptonshire 2.0 2.0 27,188 27,351
1. Figures in relation to posts are in full-time equivalent terms.
2. The figures for Deacons include I instructor post and 1 bilingual assistant post; and for Small Heath, 1 home/school liaison assistant post. All others are designated teacher posts.
3. As to 1994–95, figures relate to posts eligible for funding front 1 April 1994. It is a matter for each school to decide, within its overall financial provision, how it intends to proceed in the light of reductions in section 11 funding. Schools marked* have indicated that they propose to make no substantive change in 1994–95. In other cases, responses are awaited from schools.
4. At present, section 11 grant is paid quarterly in arrears on the basis of actual expenditure incurred by the grant recipient. The 1993–94 grant expenditure figures relate to grant paid in respect of the school's own expenditure in the three quarters from 1 April to 31 December 1993.
5. In the case marked**, the expenditure is from 1 September 1993, the operative date for the school's project.
6. With effect from 1994–95, section 11 grant will be paid on the basis of an annual budget allocation. The figures for 1994–95 show the budget allocation which has been notified to each school in relation to the school's expenditure in 1994–95.
7. The table does not include schools whose new project proposals are in the process of consideration, or who have not yet been notified of a budget allocation figure for 1994–95.
§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent his Department will retain responsibility for funding teaching posts under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 after the creation of the single regeneration budget from April 1995; what will be the proportion of the funding thus retained; and what proportion will be transferred to the single regeneration budget.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Around 55 per cent. of the total provision in relation to 1994–95 for teaching and other posts approved for funding under section 11 will form part of the single regeneration budget when it comes into operation on 1 April 1994. The Home Office will continue to administer the balance of funding remaining under section 11 in respect of approved teacher and other posts.562W
to the local authority, and it is the responsibility of the school to pay the balance of the total cost. Information about such schools is included in the table.
For convenience, the local authority area in whose area a school is located is indicated.