HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c1049W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the basis is for her statement that £60 million was spent on behaviour and truancy by the last Government. [59283]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

Grants relating to truancy, disaffection and behaviour between 1992 and 1997 were as follows.

Financial year £ million
1992–93 5
1993–94 8.9
1994–95 13.7
1995–96 15.4
1996–97 17.5
Total 60.5

This is based on the relevant section of the Grant for Education Support and Training (GEST) which became the Standards Fund from 1998–99. All figures include LEA contributions.