§ Mr. Alan Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding for education, excluding the Standards Fund and School Standards Grant, was given to North Tyneside local authority in 2002–03; and how much is being given in 2003–04. 
§ Mr. Miliband
[holding answer 11 April 2003]: In 2002–03 North Tyneside's Education Standard Spending Assessment was £83.09 million. In 2003–04 North Tyneside's Education Formula Spending Share is £91.8 million.
The figure for 2003–04 is not fully comparable with 2002–03. The figure for 2003–04 includes funding transferred into EFS from grant and to take account of the increase in contributions to the teachers pension scheme. Neither figure includes funding transferred to the Learning and Skills Council for Sixth Form funding.