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.