HC Deb 18 July 2003 vol 409 cc747-8W
Mr. Fabian Hamilton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total grant received by the Leeds Study Support Centres from his Department will be in the current financial year; and what the figure was in financial year(a) 2002–03 and (b) 2001–02. [123409]

Margaret Hodge

The Department currently funds study support in all local education authorities and schools through the Standards Fund. From this source, Education Leeds received £838,127 in 2001–02; £814,636 in 2002–03; and £795,951 in 2003–04. In addition, through the Excellence in Cities strand of the Standards Fund programme, Leeds received extra funding for study support amounting to £1,207,439 in 2001–02; £1,215,141 in 2002–03; and £1,080,854 in 2003–04.

There are also two Playing for Success study support centres in Leeds: at Leeds United Football Club, and at Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Football Club. Leeds United Football club received £100,000 grant prior to 2001/02. The Leeds United centre received recurrent grants from the Department of £100,000 in 2001–02; £90,000 in 2002–03; and has been allocated £80,000 in 2003–04. Leeds Rhinos received £100,000 in 2001–02, £100,000 in 2002–03; and has been allocated £200,000 in 2003–04 which includes a 100,000 capital grant. The Department also awarded grants of £9,400 and £10,000 to the Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos centres respectively, as part of a national quality development project in 2002–03.