§ 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; 
(2) what the average spending per pupil is in Bassetlaw in (a) primary and (b) secondary education compared to the national average. 57W
§ 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 Nottinghamshire 1998–99 1,910 2,470 1999–2000 2,010 2,560 England 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.