§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what new measures he will 597W make available to the city academies to help ensure high standards of behaviour by pupils; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answer 11 April 2000]The first City Academies to be established under the Education Act 1996 will be operating under funding arrangements agreed with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State. They are due to be set up in the autumn of 2001. Detailed arrangements for managing behaviour will be for the schools themselves to determine, but they will have access to my Department's guidance on a range of behaviour issues.