§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what will be the cost of the project to raise standards of literacy and numeracy in primary schools in (i) 1996–97, (ii) 1997–98 and (iii) 1998–99. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Up to £5 million will be made available to support the establishment of primary literacy and numeracy centres in 1996–97. Funding for later years will be decided in the light of each year's public expenditure settlement; it is expected that broadly similar sums ,will be available in 1997–98 and 1998–99.