§ Mr. Kaufman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding was spent per pupil in Manchester, Gorton in each of the last seven years. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The information requested is submitted to the Department according to local education authority, areas rather than districts within an area. Manchester Gorton is a district of Manchester local education authority. The information for Manchester LEA is as follows:
Net current expenditure per pupil Pre-primary education Primary Education Pre-primary and primary Secondary Education Special 1996–97 n/a n/a 1,970 2,950 15,370 1997–98 n/a n/a 1,970 2,870 14,920 1998–99 n/a n/a 2,120 3,060 16,590 1999–2000 10,230 2,250 2,280 3,220 17,630 2000–01 16,430 2,540 2,580 3,520 19,370 2001–02 15,320 2,950 2,980 4,000 21,000 2002–03 — 3,100 — 4,190 — Notes: 1. The financial data are taken from Manchester LEA's Section 52 Outturn Statement submitted to the DfES from 1999–2000 onwards and the ODPM's RO1 statement previously. Expenditure was not distinguished between pre-primary and primary sectors until the inception of the Section 52 outturn statement in 1999–2000. 1999–2000 figures reflect the return of GM schools to local authority maintenance. 2. The outturn 2002–03 tables captured the data in a fundamentally different way to the previous years. Categories were aligned with the Consistent Financial Reporting framework and the spending by LEAs was no longer split by school sector. Consequently the unit costs per pupil in 2002–03 are not strictly comparable with earlier years as they include an apportionment of LEA expenditure based on pupil numbers. 2002–03 data is subject to change by the LEA. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. 3. Net current expenditure (NCE) includes expenditure within schools and also that incurred centrally by the LEA. 4. The NCE per pupil figures for pre-primary and primary relate the net current expenditure (after recharges) in the pre-primary sector and maintained primary schools to the total number of financial year pupils who are educated in the maintained nursery and primary schools sector. 5. The NCE per pupil figures for secondary relate the net current expenditure (after recharges) in maintained secondary schools to the total number of financial year pupils who are educated in the maintained secondary schools sector. 6. The NCE per pupil figures for special schools relate the net current expenditure (after recharges) in maintained special schools to the total number of financial year pupils who are educated in the maintained special schools sector. 7. Pupil data are drawn from the Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.