HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc308-9W
Mr. Watts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will set up a review body to look at under-achievement and deprivation, and the funding system for education. [82429]

Mr. Miliband

The Education Funding Strategy Group (EFSG) and its technical sub group was set up in February 2001, to oversee the production of proposals for a new LEA funding system, building on the proposals in the September 2000 Local Government Finance Green Paper. The group considered papers on underachievement and deprivation at a number of their meetings. Its report was published in May 2002, and copies have already been placed in the Library of the House.