§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of specific grants made available from her Department through the Standards Fund required local education authorities to make a contribution in the years(a) 1997–98, (b) 1998–99, (c) 1999–2000 and (d) 2000–01. 42W
§ Mr. Timms
The percentage of the Standards Fund contributed by local education authorities for each year between 1997–98 and 2000–01 is shown in the table.
Standards Fund contributed by local education authorities Financial year Percentage 1997–98 34 1998–99 36 1999–2000 31 2000–01 24
The Standards Fund programme is designed to be a funding partnership between local education authorities and the Government to support educational initiatives and priorities. Local education authority contributions to the Standards Fund are taken account of in setting the level of Education Standard Spending each year.