§ Mrs. May
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate he has made of the recurrent cost of providing funding to guarantee all new teachers the reduced teaching load and programme of support referred to in the Green Paper, "Teachers Meeting the Challenge of Change". 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
In 1999–2000 my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will make available £251.5 million in the School Improvement Standards Fund grant to support activity designed to improve standards of pupil performance in order to meet school, LEA and national targets.