HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c20W
Mr. Watts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the maximum extra funding is that a child can receive under the ethnicity and other factors. [78611]

Mr. Stephen Twigg

The existing Education Standard Spending Assessment does not identify children with additional educational needs, so it is not possible to give the maximum funding that an LEA receives for a child through ethnicity and other factors. Under the proposals issued for consultation on 8 July, the number of children with additional educational needs due to poverty and ethnicity or language needs is estimated for each authority, which receives a top-up for each such child, either for poverty or for ethnicity or language needs, but not for both. Decisions on the top-ups, and their level, will be announced by the beginning of December.

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