§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer of 22 June 2000,Official Report, column 269W, on the Standards Fund, if he will break down the way in which sums surrendered for the Standards Fund were used. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The sums surrendered for the Standards Fund 2000–01 were mainly used to provide further support for LEAs and schools to achieve the objectives of the specific grants in the programme, in particular Special Educational Needs, National Grid for Learning, and Protecting and Expanding Music Services. In addition, £9 million of the surrendered amount is being used to fund the new Pupil Allowance Scheme, announced on 27 April, for secondary schools in Excellence in Cities areas who accept difficult pupils outside the normal school admission round.