§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to reform the education standard spending assessment. 
§ Mr. Timms
As part of the review of local government funding we have set up two working groups, with local government and schools partners, to develop proposals for a new LEA and school funding system. We will be in a position to make proposals for the new system by the summer of 2002 and intend to introduce the new system in 2003–04.