§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the future of section 11 funding. 
§ Mr. Charles Clarke
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment will shortly make an announcement about a new Standards Fund grant to replace the education element of section 11 grant. In the first year of the grant, 1999–2000, allocations will reflect Local Education Authorities' existing allocations.