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Education: Per Capita Costs

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the amount of money available to each English local education authority per school pupil was in the school year 1996-97 in (a) actual and (b) real terms at 2007 prices, ranked in order of the amount of grant available from his Department. (122107)

[holding answer 21 February 2007]: The figures in the following table show the education blocks of the 1996-97 Standard Spending Assessment (SSA) settlement (part of the Local Government Finance Settlement from what was then Department of Environment) plus Grants for Education, Support and Training from the then Department for Education and Employment. The table does not include the Isles of Scilly and the City of London due to their small size.

Funding for pupils aged five to 15 and reflects the 132 local authorities that existed in 1996-97

LEA

Cash terms

Real terms

Tower Hamlets

3,520

4,370

Lambeth

3,500

4,350

Hackney

3,470

4,310

Southwark

3,320

4,120

Islington

3,300

4,100

Camden

3,260

4,050

Hammersmith and Fulham

3,230

4,010

Lewisham

3,210

3,990

Greenwich

3,130

3,890

Westminster

3,080

3,820

Wandsworth

3,050

3,790

Kensington and Chelsea

3,030

3,760

Haringey

3,030

3,760

Newham

3,010

3,740

Brent

2,970

3,690

Waltham Forest

2,870

3,560

Ealing

2,750

3,420

Hounslow

2,710

3,370

Manchester

2,670

3,320

Enfield

2,650

3,290

Barking and Dagenham

2,640

3,280

Croydon

2,620

3,250

Redbridge

2,600

3,230

Knowsley

2,580

3,200

Merton

2,550

3,170

Barnet

2,540

3,150

Harrow

2,540

3,150

Liverpool

2,540

3,150

Hillingdon

2,530

3,140

Birmingham

2,510

3,120

Sutton

2,500

3,100

Bexley

2,460

3,050

Newcastle upon Tyne

2,450

3,040

Havering

2,440

3,030

Kingston upon Thames

2,430

3,020

Middlesbrough

2,430

3,020

Wolverhampton

2,420

3,010

Isle of Wight Council

2,420

3,010

Hertfordshire

2,410

2,990

Bradford

2,400

2,980

Bromley

2,390

2,970

City of Kingston-upon-Hull

2,390

2,970

Sandwell

2,380

2,960

Bedfordshire1

2,380

2,960

Essex1

2,380

2,960

Coventry

2,370

2,940

Redcar and Cleveland

2,370

2,940

Berkshire1

2,370

2,940

Salford

2,360

2,930

Doncaster

2,360

2,930

East Sussex1

2,360

2,930

Kent1

2,360

2,930

Surrey

2,360

2,930

Richmond upon Thames

2,350

2,920

Buckinghamshire1

2,350

2,920

Wirral

2,340

2,910

Rochdale

2,340

2,910

South Tyneside

2,340

2,910

Oldham

2,330

2,890

Gateshead

2,330

2,890

Sunderland

2,320

2,880

City of Bristol

2,320

2,880

Hartlepool

2,320

2,880

Walsall

2,310

2.870

Sheffield

2,310

2,870

Cornwall

2,310

2,870

Durham1

2,310

2,870

West Sussex

2,310

2,870

Rotherham

2,300

2,860

Calderdale

2,300

2,860

Hampshire1

2,300

2,860

Oxfordshire

2,300

2,860

Kirklees

2,290

2,840

Stockton-on-Tees

2,290

2,840

North East Lincolnshire

2,290

2,840

Lincolnshire

2,290

2,840

Norfolk

2,290

2,840

North Lincolnshire

2,280

2,830

Nottinghamshire1

2,280

2,830

Barnsley

2,270

2,820

North Tyneside

2,270

2,820

Cambridgeshire1

2,270

2,820

Cumbria

2,270

2,820

Devon1

2,270

2,820

Lancashire1

2,270

2,820

Northumberland

2,270

2,820

St. Helens

2,260

2,810

Sefton

2,260

2,810

Bolton

2,260

2,810

North Yorkshire

2,260

2,810

Leicestershire1

2,260

2,810

Shropshire1

2,260

2,810

Leeds

2,250

2,790

Somerset

2,240

2,780

Northamptonshire

2,230

2,770

Wigan

2.220

2,760

Derbyshire1

2,220

2,760

Dorset1

2,220

2,760

Gloucestershire

2,220

2,760

Hereford and Worcester1

2,220

2,760

Wiltshire1

2,220

2,760

Tameside

2,210

2,740

Trafford

2,210

2,740

Wakefield

2,210

2,740

Cheshire1

2,210

2,740

Suffolk

2,210

2,740

Warwickshire

2,210

2,740

Dudley

2,200

2,730

Bury

2,200

2,730

East Riding of Yorkshire

2,200

2,730

York

2,200

2,730

Staffordshire1

2,190

2,720

Bath and North East Somerset

2,180

2,710

Solihull

2,170

2,690

Stockport

2,160

2,680

North Somerset

2,160

2,680

South Gloucestershire

2,120

2,630

England

2,370

2,940

1 LEAs affected by local government re-organisation in 1997-98.

Notes:

1. Figures reflect relevant sub-blocks of Standard Spending Assessment (SSA) settlement and Grants for Education, Support and Training.

2. The pupil numbers used to convert £ million figures to per pupil are those underlying the SSA settlement calculations.

3. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10. Cash and real terms at 2005-06 prices, based on GDP deflators as at 21 December 2006.