HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc408-9W
Ann Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will(a) set out the criteria for allocation of special grant to authorities most affected by the transfer of funding for sixth form provision to the Learning and Skills Council and (b) list the amount of special grant to be made available to each local education authority. [32088]

Mr. Timms

The special grant will be paid to local education authorities:(a) whose post-16 SSA (after their Learning and Skills Council allocation for sixth form provision has been deducted) is less than 7.5 per cent. of their original post-16 SSA, and the grant will be such as would make up the post 16-SSA to 7.5 per cent. of the original post-16 SSA; or (b) who have less than 85 per cent. of their increase in education SSA (before the LSC transfer) available for purposes other than the increase in sixth form funding compared with the total of 2002–03 real terms guarantees for the authority, and the grant will be such as would make 85 per cent. of that increase available. The table sets out the allocations of special grant by LEA.

LEA name Allocation
Kensington and Chelsea 0.075
Barnet 0.800
Bromley 0.522
Ealing 0.369
Kingston upon Thames 0.137
Merton 0.107
Coventry 0.398
Wolverhampton 0.236
Sefton 0.561
Wirral 0.203
Doncaster 0.111
Calderdale 0.454
Gateshead 0.106
North Tyneside 0.223
Sunderland 0.024
Bath and North East Somerset 0.426
South Gloucestershire 1.433
East Riding of Yorkshire 0.575
North Yorkshire 1.093
York 0.316
Dorset 1.222
Poole 0.301
Leicestershire 1.836
West Berkshire 0.294
Peterborough 0.428
Cheshire 0.387
Devon 0.625
Worcestershire 0.771
Medway 0.179
Cumbria 0.478
Gloucestershire 0.413
Northumberland 0.883
Suffolk 0.466
Warwickshire 0.696
Total 17.149