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Learning Support Units

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many learning support units in England (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [110144]

[holding answer 28 April 2003]: The Department does not collate information on the number of LSUs which have opened and closed each year in each LEA.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding each learning support unit has attracted in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [110146]

[holding answer 28 April 2003]: The Department does not collect data on the funding of all Learning Support Units (LSUs). Decisions on funding arrangements for LSUs are taken at local level.A number of DfES initiatives have made funding available to support LSUs. LSUs are also funded through the overall resources available to Local Education Authorities and schools.