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Standards Fund (North Tyneside)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was received by North Tyneside local authority from the Standards Fund in 2002–03; and how much is being received in 2003–04. [108831]

[holding answer 11 April 2003]: The total Standards Fund grant allocated to North Tyneside local education authority in 2002–03, and 2003–04 to date, is shown in the following table, split between recurrent and capital grants.

Standards Fund Grant for North Tyneside
£million
Recurrent GrantCapital Grant
2002–039.187.95
2003–049.025.64
The figures include Government grant only, they do not include local authority contributions to the Standards Fund. The recurrent figure for 2002–03 includes class size grant of £378,000. The funding for class size grant is now distributed via the Education Formula Spending Shares (EFSS). North Tyneside received an increase in EFSS per pupil of 7.0 per cent. on a like for like basis.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much School Standards Grant was paid to schools in North Tyneside in 2002–03; and how much is being paid in 2003–04. [108832]

[holding answer 11 April 2003]: North Tyneside received £2,721,800 in School Standards Grant (SSG) for the year 2002–03. The amount due to be paid for 2003–04 has not yet been calculated; payments will be made to authorities at the beginning of May. It is expected to increase broadly in line with the national increases in SSG levels.