§ Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the Small Schools Fund was spent in 2001–02. 
§ Mr. Miliband
[holding answer 13 June 2002]: In 2001–02 £80 million was allocated for the Small Schools Fund through the Standards Fund. Of this, local education authorities accepted 98 per cent. (£78.2 million). Under the Standards Fund arrangements for 2001–02, schools and local education authorities are able to carry forward unspent grant into the 2002–03 financial year. The Department does not currently hold information on the extent to which schools or local education authorities have chosen to carry forward this grant.