HC Deb 23 July 1999 vol 335 cc693-5W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer of 28 June 1999,Official Report, columns 56–58, on

Amounts spent on external consultants and advisers
DfEE Specific Grant 1998–99 1999–2000 Total
School Effectiveness/Improvement 0
Induction for Newly-Qualified Teachers 0
Baseline Assessment Part of School Improvement Grant 0
National Curriculum Assessment Part of School Improvement Grant 0
Effective use of National Curriculum Results Part of School Improvement Grant 0
School Leadership 1,953,363 2,913,770 4,867,133
Advanced Skills Teachers 0
Local Recruitment Measures 0
Early Years Training and Development 4 year olds 0
Early Years Training & Development 3 year olds 0
Early Excellence Centres 5,000 5,000
National Literacy Strategy—Primary 0
National Numeracy Strategy—Primary 0
National Numeracy Strategy—Key Stage 3 0
Summer Numeracy Schools 0
Total literacy and numeracy strategies 841,000 1,321,000 2,162,000
Summer Literacy Schools and Key Stage 3 Literacy 10,000 10,000
Playing for Success 0
Family Literacy 0
Family Numeracy 0
Local Authority Lifelong Learning Development Plans 0
Qualifications 0
Work Related Learning 0
Special Educational Needs 64,528 127,204 191,732
Social Inclusion: Pupil Support 100,000 100,000
Drug Prevention 0
Youth Service 0
National Grid for Learning 55,000 154,000 209,000
School Security 0
Beacon Schools 80,000 80,000
Specialist Schools 0
Education of Traveller & Displaced Persons 0
Expanding Central Music Services 0

education initiatives, if he will list for each initiative, the amount spent by his Department on external consultants and advisers. [91820]

Ms Estelle Morris

[holding answer 21 July 1999]: The amounts spent by the Department of Education and Employment on external consultants and advisers for the initiatives listed in columns 56–58, are given in the following table. The amounts spent on School Leadership include the cost of consultants previously contracted by the Teacher Training Agency to design the model for the delivery of the Leadership Programme for Serving Headteachers (LPSH), provide trainers to run the pilot programme, and to train over 170 trainers for the full LPSH programme. The figures for the literacy and numeracy strategies include the services of two National Directors, to provide advice on the strategic policy development of the two strategies, and the cost of Regional Directors to aid in the support, monitoring and implementation of the strategies by local education authorities, including the professional development of local education authority staff and teachers.

Amounts spent on external consultants and advisers
DfEE Specific Grant 1998–99 1999–2000 Total
Protecting Central Music Services 0
Ethnic Minority Pupil Achievement 0
Access Fund for pupils aged 16–19 in schools 0
Year 6 Booster Classes 0
Asset Management Plans 0
Health Education Partnerships: Pilot projects 6,382 54,476 60,858
Numeracy Consultants & Leading Maths Teachers 0
Portable CD Rom Systems for SEN Coordinators 0
Books for Schools 0
Childrens Parliament 0
Reduction of Infant Class Sizes (Revenue) 0
Removal of Outside Toilets 0
Energy Management 0
New Deal for Schools 0
Reduction of Infant Class Sizes (Capital) 0
Education Action Zones 219,000 219,000
Nursery Education Grant 0
Total 2,930,273 4,974,450 7,904,723


1. Spending on the literacy and numeracy strategies cannot be separated

2. Figures for School Leadership include significant amounts for training and coaching rather than general advisory work