§ Mr. Rooker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to check pupil numbers in Birmingham used in the standard spending assessment calculations in respect of information given to him by the local education authority. 650W
§ Sir Paul Beresford
The numbers of pupils used in the calculation of standard spending assessments are as estimated by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment. The Department for Education and Employment has been asked to investigate the representations about pupil numbers which we have received.