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Schools Funding

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the funding of schools in Shropshire. [114997]

The increase in Education Formula Spending Share for Shropshire for 2003–04 was 7.3 per cent. I welcome the council's decision to pass on over 107 per cent. of the increase in schools funding to its schools budget, which resulted in an increase in the LEA's schools budget of 10.2 per cent.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what total amount of capital funding was allocated to schools in Brighton and Hove in each year since 1996–97. [114695]

The following table the sets out the capital allocations made to Brighton and Hove local education authority and its schools from 1997–98 to 2003–04. Funding data prior to 1997–9.8 were not collected on a comparable basis.

£000
Capital allocations
1997–983,926
1998–993,698
1999–20005,636
2000–017,661
2001–02128,614
2002–035,487
2003–047,573
1 Includes £24.8 million of PH credits