§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) if he will make it his policy to implement transitional arrangements to assist former grant-maintained high schools adjust their budgets under the Fair Funding regulations; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the impact of the implementation of fair funding for former grant-maintained high schools. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
As a transitional measure, each grant-maintained school has been guaranteed a minimum level of delegated funding for the financial year 1999–2000, based on the amount per pupil which the school received in 1998–99 by way of Annual Maintenance Grant. Funding arrangements for the year 2000–2001 will be announced in due course and will take account of this year's experience.