HC Deb 10 December 2002 vol 396 c244W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Government allocates per year to educate a child aged 11 to 16 years in the Portsmouth, South constituency; and if he will make a statement. [85869]

Mr. Miliband

The Department does not hold information on funding provided at constituency level. Most funding provided by the Department is distributed via local education authorities. The table shows the Government's education Standard Spending Assessment and departmental grants allocated to Portsmouth local education authority in 2002–03. Where possible, funding intended for secondary schools has been identified; but for most grants it is not possible to break down the allocations for secondary schools (pupils aged 11–16). Grants are mainly allocated across all phases and the amounts going to each type of school will be a matter for local decision.

£ million
Standard Spending Assessment1 37.737
Standards Fund Grant2 5.530
School Standards Grant3 0.745
Teachers Threshold Grant 1.038
Capital Funding4 5.532
1 Figure reflects education SSA settlement figures (secondary sub-block).
2 Figure comprises recurrent departmental contribution, excluding grants specifically allocated for early years or infant/primary purposes.
3 Figure reflects funding for secondary schools (excluding all special schools).
4 Funding includes Basic Need (ACG), Standards Fund Grant (Departmental contribution), New Deal for Schools, Schools Access Initiative and Voluntary Aided School Grant. It does not include funding for Class Size initiative (which is relevant only to primary schools).