HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc682-3W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what level of additional funding pressures his Department has identified due to the shortening of the teachers' pay spine. [118126]

Mr. Miliband

Shortening the classroom teachers' main scale is estimated to have accounted for 0.4 per cent. of the overall teachers' paybill in England and Wales for 2002–03. It is estimated to account for 0.6 per cent. in 2003–04, was factored in when calculations resources schools needed.