§ Mr. Dawson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she intends to make information available to schools on the level of financial support for the teachers' pay award next year. 
§ Mr. Timms
The pay award will be funded from schools' general budgets. The effective increase in Education Standard Spending is 5.7 per cent. for 2002–03 compared with an estimated cost of the pay settlement of 4 per cent. It is for local education authorities to notify schools formally of the level of their budgets in 2002–03 by 31 March.