HC Deb 20 April 1995 vol 258 c252W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what account was taken of the economic index in determining Liverpool's education standard spending assessment; and if she will make a statement. [18939]

Mr. Robin Squire

None. The education standard spending assessment methodology includes an index of additional educational needs to allow for variations between authorities in the cost of providing a standard level of service in areas of socio-economic disadvantage or with a high proportion of non-English speaking children.