§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of secondary school pupils will be covered by the Excellence in Cities Programme. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Following from the announcement of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, on 16 October, of the expansion of Excellence in Cities, 870,000 pupils, or close to a third of secondary school pupils, will be covered by the programme from September 2001.