§ Mr. Damian Green
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the additional cost is to each local education authority of the 2.9 per cent. national teachers' pay award announced on 7 February in the(a) financial year 2003–04 and (b) school year 2003–04. 
§ Mr. Miliband
We do not have data on the position of teachers on their pay scales by each LEA. However, in the case of London authorities, where the recommendations have been more costly, we have made a grant available of £11 million to 18 authorities where we estimated that genuine affordability issues arose. We are also centrally meeting the costs of the recommendations for threshold and supporting the costs for post threshold teachers in inner London at a further cost of £30 million.