HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 cc86-7W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cash resources were made available to education authorities in London from section 11 grants devoted to the teaching of English as a second language in the last financial year for which these grants were paid; and what plans Her Majesty's Government have to sustain such teaching by other means in 1995–96.

Mr. Nicholas Baker

The table shows the level of section 11 grants payable in respect of local education authorities' expenditure in 1993–94 on approved projects concerned entirely or primarily with teaching English as a second language in schools, or at pre-school level.

The projects continue to attract such funding in the current financial year. Since 1 April 1994, grant has been paid to the first group of authorities from the new single regeneration budget for which the Department of the Environment has lead responsibility, while authorities in the second group have continued to receive grant from the Home Office under section 11. Over 40 per cent. of the relevant projects were originally approved until 31 March 1997, and we have made it clear that existing commitments will be honoured.

As to new additional funding from 1995–96, such activity was within the scope of the bidding guidance for the single regeneration budget published in April, and applications have also been invited for section 11 grant.

Authority £
Brent 1,456,511
Greenwich 1,572,728
Hackney 3,466,412
Hammersmith & Fulham 582,028
Haringey 2,630,865
Islington 1,593,722
Kensington & Chelsea 1,060,465
Lambeth 1,062,702
Newham 1,823,386
Southwark 2,964,612
Tower Hamlets 7,228,566
wandsworth 1,762,389

Authority £
Barking & Dagenham 285,412
Barnet 866,982
Bexley 144,987
Camden 1,432,780
Croydon 1,108,480
Ealing 3,359,869
Enfield 1,324,482
Harrow 726,718
Havering 50,636
Hillingdon 303,153
Hounslow 1,576,105
Kingston-upon-Thames 123,861
Merton 636,479
Redbridge 1,084,599
Richmond 69,014
Sutton 37,447
Waltham Forest 1,552,590
Westminster 1,774,619

Forward to