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Disabled: Transport

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much money was allocated to local authorities to be spent on educational transport for wheelchair-bound people (a) under 18, (b) under 25 and (c) aged 25 and over in each of the last five years. (181775)

The Department is unable to answer the question in the way it has been asked. However, the following table shows the budgeted expenditure of transport for pupils with special educational needs:

2005-0612006-072007-082

£

Local authority name

Budgeted SEN transport expenditure1, 3

Budgeted SEN transport expenditure1, 3

Budgeted SEN transport expenditure1,3

England

499,592,723

528,476,833

554,914,361

Barking and Dagenham

2,242,012

1,926,000

2,176,649

Barnet

4,793,528

5,211,047

5,770,867

Barnsley

1,314,910

1,277,692

1,363,650

Bath and North East Somerset

2,035,212

2,280,577

2,494,785

Bedfordshire

4,278,447

4,984,020

5,400,646

Bexley

3,211,000

2,534,000

2,625,000

Birmingham

13,410,558

13,188,243

12,375,713

Blackburn with Darwen

2,025,783

1,502,446

1,477,805

Blackpool

980,188

1,335,606

1,301,683

Bolton

2,546,218

2,455,433

2,542,690

Bournemouth

1,024,622

951,260

952,774

Bracknell Forest

1,413,602

1,370,106

1,379,509

Bradford

4,835,652

7,619,716

7,963,958

Brent

228,000

3,435,000

3,764,000

Brighton and Hove

2,604,995

2,745,599

3,140,800

Bristol City of

3,690,377

5,344,331

5,420,114

Bromley

3,247,796

3,406,340

3,536,069

Buckinghamshire

7,265,839

6,687,368

9,211,629

Bury

1,069,800

1,597,500

1,904,900

Calderdale

1,666,947

1,686,998

1,691,900

Cambridgeshire

5,377,674

5,591,033

5,827,965

Camden

1,913,183

2,343,149

2,690,915

Cheshire

7,532,516

7,723,286

8,188,581

City of London

47,800

41,800

5,400

Cornwall

1,930,045

1,981,265

2,158,915

Coventry

2,641,075

2,577,016

2,972,184

Croydon

4,146,027

5,274,945

5,314,215

Cumbria

3,451,647

3,478,907

4,173,164

Darlington

604,267

551,335

616,973

Derby

2,245,241

2,243,925

2,301,235

Derbyshire

5,385,094

6,275,718

6,909,393

Devon

1,104,000

2,198,130

2,229,641

Doncaster

2,789,174

3,418,459

3,669,209

Dorset

3,013,221

4,953,509

5,319,916

Dudley

2,021,960

1,823,425

2,363,191

Durham

5,160,384

4,781,398

4,332,815

Ealing

5,005,000

4,797,200

4,999,756

East Riding of Yorkshire

3,735,851

3,799,159

3,958,640

East Sussex

8,399,051

8,416,982

6,790,684

Enfield

4,451,461

4,165,211

4,375,647

Essex

13,450,194

13,753,166

14,086,532

Gateshead

1,041,523

1,404,394

1,392,821

Gloucestershire

4,030,437

3,843,035

4,420,249

Greenwich

2,977,581

2,998,840

2,867,970

Hackney

3,283,892

3,204,961

3,132,762

Halton

1,163,740

1,173,810

1,198,946

Hammersmith and Fulham

2,046,498

2,148,823

2,226,900

Hampshire

13,580,000

13,900,000

14,487,932

Haringey

3,681,407

3,797,556

3,789,425

Harrow

2,796,349

2,659,873

3,667,547

Hartlepool

1,029,206

1,200,232

1,099,354

Havering

1,326,640

1,481,800

1,830,897

Herefordshire

1,776,000

1,430,125

1,346,521

Hertfordshire

12,572,428

12,507,112

12,595,617

Hillingdon

3,496,740

3,812,012

3,909,041

Hounslow

2,489,641

2,515,382

2,793,417

Isle of Wight

326,664

325,112

339,178

Isles Of Scilly

0

0

0

Islington

2,106,192

1,991,886

1,965,644

Kensington and Chelsea

1,220,170

1,266,052

1,702,997

Kent

15,624,793

17,595,889

16,652,610

Kingston upon Hull City of

2,660,521

2,420,062

2,516,937

Kingston upon Thames

2,012,537

2,089,210

2,194,334

Kirklees

3,277,800

3,336,300

3,400,200

Knowsley

1,528,505

1,590,046

1,490,035

Lambeth

3,775,000

3,463,970

3,284,989

Lancashire

13,156,306

8,796,768

14,472,153

Leeds

5,934,170

6,855,830

7,128,430

Leicester

3,082,099

3,707,306

3,883,960

Leicestershire

6,006,348

6,002,982

5,748,370

Lewisham

3,562,281

4,102,844

3,672,403

Lincolnshire

9,066,597

9,870,736

10,744,197

Liverpool

4,092,271

4,173,883

4,262,111

Luton

2,188,276

2,130,587

2,031,425

Manchester

6,574,967

4,955,332

6,786,111

Medway

2,800,225

2,948,105

3,279,758

Merton

1,558,490

2,105,440

2,138,650

Middlesbrough

1,515,487

1,731,348

1,953,869

Milton Keynes

1,662,081

1,769,505

1,633,537

Newcastle upon Tyne

1,743,121

1,754,430

2,074,210

Newham

3,062,494

3,144,200

3,455,500

Norfolk

8,130,431

9,190,100

9,769,424

North East Lincolnshire

938,902

1,767,000

1,954,798

North Lincolnshire

1,530,751

1,519,080

1,594,240

North Somerset

1,390,049

1,392,598

1,502,835

North Tyneside

1 ,286,433

1,363,436

1,352,237

North Yorkshire

3,910,978

4,260,055

5,583,483

Northamptonshire

5,178,660

5,835,200

6,407,810

Northumberland

2,673,000

2,626,590

2,888,420

Nottingham

1,773,700

1,706,154

1,746,104

Nottinghamshire

4,800,722

5,122,900

5,343,312

Oldham

1,755,450

1,824,780

2,113,529

Oxfordshire

5,506,949

6,367,442

6,485,086

Peterborough

1,729,610

1,905,379

1,834,708

Plymouth

2,985,433

2,506,692

1,998,387

Poole

885,001

976,652

998,705

Portsmouth

1,439,992

1,492,991

1,582,410

Reading

1,266,519

1,252,210

1,196,451

Redbridge

3,111,720

2,772,180

2,805,008

Redcar and Cleveland

888,081

1,145,134

1,085,126

Richmond upon Thames

1,612,000

1,853,800

2,209,300

Rochdale

1,884,535

1,942,003

1,992,660

Rotherham

1,911,662

2,103,623

2,494,588

Rutland

275,810

298,925

272,160

Salford

2,504,545

2,077,061

2,592,910

Sandwell

2,185,800

2,475,300

2,551,900

Sefton

3,062,510

2,501,691

2,802,544

Sheffield

4,381,848

4,514,264

4,605,244

Shropshire

3,291,982

3,223,487

3,317,446

Slough

1,907,295

1,927,471

1,883,190

Solihull

2,007,600

2,050,969

2,159,230

Somerset

3,273,745

3,199,045

3,334,062

South Gloucestershire

2,260,000

2,507,000

2,684,000

South Tyneside

811,170

924,644

1,093,157

Southampton

1,548,500

1,637,171

1,684,382

Southend-on-Sea

2,042,646

1,854,656

1,836,235

Southwark

3,272,300

4,325,397

4,339,792

St. Helens

1,926,082

1,965,606

1,915,161

Staffordshire

6,390,550

7,246,490

7,098,550

Stockport

2,616,029

3,020,274

3,290,741

Stockton-on-Tees

1,706,531

1,842,971

2,073,428

Stoke-on-Trent

1,344,344

1,691,598

2,262,801

Suffolk

5,009,128

5,410,202

5,558,662

Sunderland

2,279,971

2,144,705

2,126,355

Surrey

14,221,959

16,494,879

15,775,204

Sutton

2,449,230

2,592,367

3,212,607

Swindon

1,404,303

1,272,792

1,393,488

Tameside

1,381,390

1,130,000

1,130,000

Telford and Wrekin

1,520,597

1,705,759

1,778,343

Thurrock

1,020,649

1,105,354

1,130,862

Torbay

1,012,678

1,273,475

1,381,273

Tower Hamlets

3,382,931

3,473,230

3,507,801

Trafford

2,904,426

2,957,773

2,775,447

Wakefield

2,923,656

3,107,984

2,709,257

Walsall

2,321,770

2,272,683

2,454,698

Waltham Forest

2,978,994

3,252,937

3,411,268

Wandsworth

2,466,236

2,577,928

2,819,159

Warrington

1,879,406

2,742,869

2,598,513

Warwickshire

4,054,442

4,262,928

4,068,662

West Berkshire

1,686,742

1,796,497

1,974,354

West Sussex

12,075,930

13,335,293

13,422,074

Westminster

2,459,900

3,008,500

3,030,700

Wigan

2,910,872

3,094,565

3,132,493

Wiltshire

4,475,454

4,724,697

4,541,478

Windsor and Maidenhead

1,340,662

1,496,198

1,328,490

Wirral

3,852,600

3,878,400

3,923,400

Wokingham

1,563,828

1,562,502

1,676,516

Wolverhampton

2,534,000

3,017,600

2,907,700

Worcestershire

4,916,196

5,533,438

5,879,560

York

1,045,080

1,107,181

1,179,324

1 Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 15 February 2008.

2.Data are drawn from local authorities Section 52 Budget Statement (Table 1) submitted to the DCSF (formally DfES).

3 SEN transport expenditure includes budgeted expenditure by local authorities in England on the cost of LA vehicles, public transport and contract hire for:

travel between home and mainstream schools, early years settings and special schools where

entitlement to assistance is agreed for reasons of SEN and/or disability

additional travel arrangements made during the school day to facilitate inclusion

additional travel arrangements made to support pupils with SEN and/ or disabilities to take part in extended school activities outside of normal school hours

travel to provision, other than a school, where it is made to meet a special educational need

the cost of those escorts provided to support travel for children with SEN and / or disabilities

travel between home and mainstream schools and special schools for young people over the age of 16 where entitlement to assistance is agreed for reasons of SEN and/or disability

any costs for home to college transport for special education needs pupils.

Note:

2007-08 data are subject to change by the local authority.