HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 cc56-7W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what has been the change in spending per(a) primary and (b) secondary school pupil in Bassetlaw since 1997; [21212]

(2) what the average spending per pupil is in Bassetlaw in (a) primary and (b) secondary education compared to the national average. [21304]

Mr. Timms

The information requested is submitted to the Department according to local education authority areas, rather than districts within an area. Bassetlaw is a district of Nottinghamshire Local Education Authority. The information for Nottinghamshire LEA is as follows:

Nursery/primary Secondary
1998–99 1,910 2,470
1999–2000 2,010 2,560
1997–98 1,860 2,530
1998–99 1,960 2,550
1999–2000 2,070 2,640

The figures are based on net institutional expenditure per pupil and are expressed in real terms and at 2000–01 prices. The SSA increase for Nottinghamshire for 2002–03 is 5.9 per cent. 1998–99 was the last year for Nottinghamshire with its current boundaries.