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Education Funding

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was made available to East Sussex local education authority under the Standards Fund in each year since 1997. [117634]

The following table shows the Standards Fund grant for East Sussex since 1997.

The figures include Government grant only, they do not include local authority contributions to the Standards Fund.

Standards Fund grant allocated to East Sussex

£ million


Recurrent Grant

Capital Grant

Total Standards

Education Standards Spending Assessment


1 224.0

Education Formula Funding Share (EFSS). This includes the transfer of Class Size grant and Nursery Education Grant. The equivalent figure on the same basis for 2002–03 would be £210.4 million.

The recurrent grant figure for 2002–03 includes class size grant of £0.95 million. The funding for class size grant is distributed via the Education Formula Spending Shares (EFSS) in 2003–04. On a like for like basis East Sussex has received an increase in EFSS per pupil of 3.2 per cent. on a like for like basis.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when education maintenance allowance will be available to Gloucestershire. [117674]

The national Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) scheme will be available from September 2004 across the whole of England to those students who complete their compulsory education in the 2003–04 academic year.