HL Deb 19 April 1995 vol 563 c49WA
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.

Lord Lucas

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.