§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what recent discussions he has had with Education Ministers with10W respect to inequalities in the levels of funding per pupil between different local education authorities across the country; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
My right hon. Friend has had a number of discussions with Education Ministers on a range of issues relating to the financing of education. The distribution of grant is the subject of a review, announced in our White Paper, "Modern Local Government: In Touch with the People". We expect to publish a consultation paper in the summer.