HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc677-8W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have accepted places at the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth this summer; what the budget is of this programme for 2003; and how much of this budget has come from(a) Government funding, (b) Warwick University, (c) business and (d) donations. [123508]

Mr. Miliband

[holding answer 4 July 2003]: As of 3 July 2003, 1,490 students had joined the Academy, and 515 of those had been accepted for summer schools. The total budget for the Academy in the current financial year is not yet finalised, in part because the total cost of the 2003 summer schools will depend on the number of participants. The cost for 515 students is £839,000, including£656,000 direct Government funding, £25,000 from the University of Warwick and £35,000 from business donations. The balance is from parents, local education authorities and schools.