§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many local education authorities made bids for funding under the GEST School Effectiveness Basic Curriculum and Assessment Section (1995–96) and how many did not.
Allocations for School effectiveness (SE) funding in 1995–96, which includes basic curriculum and assessment in its coverage, were offered to every LEA by a formula based on school and pupil numbers, rather than by a bidding process. No LEA has turned down the original SE funding offered, although 10 have asked for less money.