HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1360W
Mr. Hoban

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school federations have been established. [159786]

Mr. Miliband

The Department is currently providing pump-priming funding for 29 Federation pilots involving around 150 schools. However, schools can (and do) federate without applying to the Department and without pump-priming funding. We do not hold centralised records for these federations.