HC Deb 13 March 2002 vol 381 cc1136-7W
Valerie Davey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the category and amounts of each grant which her Department has provided to Bristol education authority in the last two years. [42712]

Mr. Timms

The following table shows the Department's allocated grants to Bristol local education authority in 2000–01 and 2001–02.

2000–01 2001–02
Standards Fund (recurrent) 8,731,729 11,278,051
School Standards Grant 2,060,000 4,320,000
Teachers Pay Reform Grants 1,799,088 2,751,598
Nursery Education Grant (3-year-olds) 1,077,307 1,312,978
Nursery Education Grant (4-year-olds)1 588,271 n/a
Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (Early Years) n/a 21,800
Early Years Training 33,900 149,486
Childcare Grant 217,370 1,107,705
Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative2 n/a 1,907,700
School Budget Support Grant 380,388 n/a
Education Budget Support Grant n/a 698,369
Education Action Zone Grant3 628,000 847,990
Capital Grants 9,680,000 9,536,000
1 Grant was transferred to the SSA in 2001–02.
2 Funding for the period 2001 to 2004.
3 Funding made directly to the Education Action Zone in Bristol.


Amounts are in cash terms.

2001–02 figures may be subject to change.

Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, how many teachers have applied for early retirement on ill health grounds in each year since 1996; how many(a) have been granted retirement on ill health, (b) have been refused and (c) are awaiting a decision on their application; how long the average turn around is from the Teachers Pension Agency receiving the application to notification of the decision; and how many applicants have died whilst waiting for a decision on their application. [41794]

Mr. Timms

The information requested is not readily available. I will write to my hon. Friend shortly and place a copy of my reply in the Library.

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