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Pre-School Education: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was allocated to each English local education authority for nursery education grant in each of the last three years; (138688)

(2) what percentage of each English local education authority’s nursery education grant was passed on the providers in each of the last three years;

(3) what percentage of each English local education authority's nursery education grant was withheld for central administration of support in each of the last three years.

I have been asked to reply.

From 2003-04 to 2005-06, school and early years funding was distributed to LAs through School Formula Spending Share (SFSS). Table 1 shows the funding allocation in £ millions for early years for each local authority in 2004-05 and 2005-06. Figures for spend on early years in 2004-05 and 2005-06 are not available.

Funding for nursery education provision is now provided to local authorities through the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) alongside that for all pre-16 learning, but is not separately identified. Local authorities—in consultation with their School Forums— are responsible for deciding how best to apply their total school and early years funding across all age groups and between different types of provider, based on an assessment of local circumstances.

Table 1

LEA name

2004-05

2005-06

City of London

0.226

0.223

Camden

12.938

14.036

Greenwich

17.302

18.761

Hackney

18.700

21.310

Hammersmith and Fulham

10.285

11.436

Islington

14.319

15.490

Kensington and Chelsea

8.501

9.122

Lambeth

20.203

21.861

Lewisham

18.730

20.432

Southwark

22.163

23.448

Tower Hamlets

20.745

22.826

Wandsworth

18.514

20.260

Westminster

11.548

12.507

Barking and Dagenham

12.502

13.071

Barnet

18.776

20.921

Bexley

13.224

14.645

Brent

17.803

19.340

Bromley

17.471

18.693

Croydon

21.110

22.364

Ealing

20.486

22.207

Enfield

19.321

20.502

Haringey

17.194

17.726

Harrow

12.370

13.230

Havering

12.737

13.562

Hillingdon

16.879

18.497

Hounslow

14.012

15.554

Kingston upon Thames

8.135

8.666

Merton

10.728

12.226

Newham

24.521

26.786

Redbridge

16.141

17.381

Richmond upon Thames

9.139

10.274

Sutton

10.378

11.140

Waltham Forest

14.763

15.901

Birmingham

67.650

74.008

Coventry

16.779

18.429

Dudley

15.994

17.772

Sandwell

17.672

19.299

Solihull

11.057

11.930

Walsall

15.416

17.040

Wolverhampton

14.130

15.267

Knowsley

9.619

10.360

Liverpool

24.920

26.492

St. Helens

9.394

10.036

Sefton

13.824

14.610

Wirral

16.398

17.713

Bolton

15.549

16.957

Bury

9.863

10.695

Manchester

26.568

28.829

Oldham

14.095

15.780

Rochdale

12.776

13.590

Salford

12.235

13.019

Stockport

14.334

15.381

Tameside

11.601

12.752

Trafford

11.124

12.527

Wigan

15.322

16.927

Barnsley

10.074

10.737

Doncaster

15.426

15.167

Rotherham

13.948

14.952

Sheffield

27.137

29.105

Bradford

31.382

35.437

Calderdale

11.397

12.466

Kirklees

23.664

24.736

Leeds

36.660

39.657

Wakefield

15.152

16.940

Gateshead

9.796

10.314

Newcastle upon Tyne

13.162

13.937

North Tyneside

9.984

10.429

South Tyneside

7.591

8.188

Sunderland

14.522

15.446

Isles of Scilly

0.115

0.117

Bath and North East Somerset

7.685

8.252

Bristol, City of

19.260

21.717

North Somerset

8.982

9.780

South Gloucestershire

13.400

14.190

Hartlepool

5.083

5.690

Middlesbrough

8.272

8.857

Redcar and Cleveland

7.241

7.659

Stockton-on-Tees

9.773

10.864

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

13.349

13.484

East Riding of Yorkshire

14.198

15.102

North East Lincolnshire

8.202

9.375

North Lincolnshire

7.625

8.174

North Yorkshire

25.554

27.442

York

7.749

8.605

Bedfordshire

19.863

22.117

Luton

13.020

13.984

Buckinghamshire

25.244

27.827

Milton Keynes

13.331

14.761

Derbyshire

35.859

38.499

Derby

13.433

14.979

Dorset

15.938

16.813

Poole

5.759

6.296

Bournemouth

7.076

7.224

Durham

24.190

25.611

Darlington

5.431

5.954

East Sussex

21.535

23.197

Brighton and Hove

10.965

11.435

Hampshire

64.339

69.489

Portsmouth

9.707

10.281

Southampton

12.473

11.501

Leicestershire

29.109

32.315

Leicester

18.737

19.968

Rutland

1.632

1.780

Staffordshire

38.912

41.441

Stoke-on-Trent

12.280

13.623

Wiltshire

21.993

24.620

Swindon

10.181

10.991

Bracknell Forest

5.638

6.062

Windsor and Maidenhead

6.291

7.332

West Berkshire

7.198

8.295

Reading

6.484

7.700

Slough

7.848

8.639

Wokingham

6.812

7.691

Cambridgeshire

27.559

29.844

Peterborough

9.959

10.896

Cheshire

32.581

35.642

Halton

6.834

7.140

Warrington

10.383

11.379

Devon

29.000

33.872

Plymouth

12.235

13.012

Torbay

5.965

6.359

Essex

66.744

72.601

Southend-on-Sea

9.392

10.017

Thurrock

8.746

9.257

Herefordshire

7.828

8.378

Worcestershire

26.018

28.179

Kent

71.552

77.073

Medway

13.995

14.893

Lancashire

56.973

61.794

Blackburn with Darwen

9.861

10.677

Blackpool

7.196

7.717

Nottinghamshire

31.646

34.124

Nottingham

14.295

15.190

Shropshire

11 .447

12.303

Telford and Wrekin

9.387

10.019

Cornwall

20.727

22.517

Cumbria

22.036

23.885

Gloucestershire

27.608

29.911

Hertfordshire

61.327

64.540

Isle of Wight

6.113

6.631

Lincolnshire

30.662

33.061

Norfolk

35.729

38.312

Northamptonshire

34.491

37.279

Northumberland

14.518

15.675

Oxfordshire

27.559

29.921

Somerset

23.601

24.791

Suffolk

28.999

31.087

Surrey

56.191

60.526

Warwickshire

25.512

27.498

West Sussex

35.675

39.275

Note:

Figures are after damping.