§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the total amount paid under the assisted places scheme for(a) uniform grant, (b) school travel grant and (c) travel grant for visiting universities for the most recent years for which figures are available. 
§ Mrs. Gillan
The information requested is given in the following table and relates to participating schools' expenditure in the last three academic years in England only. Figures for travel grant to enable assisted pupils visit universities for the purpose of interviews are not collected separately: they are subsumed in the total for school travel grants.
Assisted places scheme £000 Total cost of Academic year uniform grants travel grants 1992–93 813 1,639 1993–94 869 1,878 1994–95 940 2,123