HC Deb 07 May 1996 vol 277 c102W
Miss Emma Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment to what extent, and for what reasons, standard spending assessment calculations for local authority education budgets differentiate between spending per pupil in(a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools. [27630]

Mr. Robin Squire

The main determinant of the differential between the primary and secondary allowances per pupil in the education standard spending assessment calculations is the differential in the national pattern of local education authorities—LEA—reported spending between the sectors. The standard spending assessment allocations are not hypothecated: LEAs can and do deploy the resources available to them on a different basis.