§ Mrs. Calton
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the rules governing school sponsorship were last reviewed. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The rules governing specialist school sponsorship were last reviewed in May this year. As a result, we made one significant change to the criteria by reducing the amount of sponsorship required by small mainstream schools (defined as those with under 500 pupils on roll) to £100 per pupil, subject to a minimum of £20.000, rising to £50,000 for a school with 500 pupils.