§ Mrs. Brooke
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which criteria for the newly announced transitional grants for low funded authorities Poole local education authority does not meet. 
§ Mr. Miliband
In 2004–05, we are targeting transitional grant at LEAs which have received increases of less than 12 per cent. in Education Formula Spending and DfES grant between 2002–03 and 2004–05. On provisional figures, Poole does not fall into that category. We will be announcing details of the calculations at the time of the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement in mid-November 2003.