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Education Funding

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Government funding for education services was administered centrally by Lancashire local education authority (LEA) in each of the last three years; and how much was administered on average by all LEAs in each year. (81412)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the membership is of the School Funding Implementation Group. (81435)

The School Funding Implementation Group advises the Department on matters relating to school funding, in the context of the wider policy objectives for schools and the Every Child Matters agenda. The members of the group are organisations representing school leaders, school governors, local authorities and the managers of the local education service, and these organisations are responsible for nominating their individual representatives.

The current membership is: the Association of School and College Leaders, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers (representing school leaders); the National Governors’ Association (representing school governors); the Local Government Association (representing local authorities); and the Confederation of Education and Children’s Services Managers (representing the management of the local education service). Representatives of the Audit Commission, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Learning and Skills Council also attend meetings as appropriate.