HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c932W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by what percentage funding for the Age Weighted Pupil Unit changed this year. [173203]

Mr. Gardiner

Funding under the Age Weighted Pupil Unit Factor within the Local Management of Schools funding formulae increased by 1.9 per cent. between 2003–04 and 2004– 05. The amount of resources available for distribution under this factor reflects a drop in pupil numbers, the age profile of pupils, the resources required to fund other factors within the formulae and a 0.85 percentage point reduction in the level of Employers' Superannuation contributions for teachers, leading to lower costs in schools.