§ 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. 
§ 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.