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Education Funding

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding was allocated by the Higher Education Funding Council to institutions (a) in each region of England and (b) in total in (i) 2001–02, (ii) 2002–03 and (iii) 2003–04 (estimated). [113211]

The recurrent funding for teaching and research paid by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to higher and further education institutions by region is shown in the following table.

£ million
2001–022002–032003–04
East Midlands334349373
East of England306308331
London9771,0201,087
North-East223239256
North-West511543578
Open University138147149
South-East540569611
South-West303330355
West Midlands355375397
Yorkshire and the Humber429459489
Total4,1164,3394,624

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the ceiling on funding for South Gloucestershire Council on education funding in South Gloucestershire. [115003]

The system of floors and ceilings is essential to the funding system. Authorities on the ceiling face the same choices as other authorities about how much council tax to add to Government grant and how to distribute the money between schools.