HL Deb 26 July 2000 vol 616 cc56-7WA
Baroness Walmsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much of the £3 million budget for the best practice research scholarships programme for teachers has been allocated; and how much was applied for:

  1. (a) by individuals; and
  2. (b) by organisations. [HL3538]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

The department received applications for best practice research scholarships from 120 groups representing 913 individual teachers and a further 475 applications from individuals not associated with a group bid. All of the £3 million allocated will be distributed to successful candidates. However, we are not yet able to announce the final distribution, nor what percentage of group or individual bids have been successful. The department will write to the noble Baroness as soon as possible.