HC Deb 24 November 1994 vol 250 c240W
Mr. Robert Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment what amount of money was distributed to local education authorities through the standard spending assessment formula to meet the additional educational needs of those from non-English speaking backgrounds in each of the last five years.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

In each of the last five years the additional education needs index has contributed the following amounts to authorities standard spending assessment:

Total England contributed on the Additional Educational Needs index
(£ million)
1994–95 3,241
1993–94 3,749
1992–93 3,986
1991–92 3,696
1990–91 3,458

The additional educational needs index is composed of indicators which measure lone-parent families, children of income support claimants and ethnic background.

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