HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc171-2W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the average GEST funding for(a) each local education authority school and (b) each grant-maintained school; and what is the accounting procedure for such funding by the local education authorities and Funding Agency for Schools. [19042]

Mr. Robin Squire

For the financial year 1995–96, GEST funding averages £11,100 per local education authority maintained primary, secondary and special school. Grant is payable in instalments, with, if necessary

Mr. Robin Squire

The table shows expenditure by Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire local education authorities on pre-primary and primary pupils combined, and on secondary pupils, from 1974–75 to 1993–94, the latest year for which provisional outturn figures are available.

a final adjustment for the financial year on receipt by the Department of an audit certificate confirming actual expenditure.

For grant-maintained schools, similar activities are supported by special purpose grant—development. The calculation and payment of special purpose grants are now the responsibility of the Funding Agency for Schools and I have asked the chairman of the funding agency to write to the hon. Member.

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