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Pre-school Education: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding was provided to each local education authority to provide free nursery education for three and four-year-olds in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 as part of the under-fives sub-block of authorities’ education formula spending; and if he will make a statement. (187095)

In 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 local authorities received funding to provide free nursery education for three and four-year-olds through the under-fives sub-block of their education formula spending (EFS). The funding figures broken down by local authority are as follows:

£ million

Funding through EFS under five block

LA name

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Barking and Dagenham

15.1

15.4

16.0

Barnet

21.5

22.4

24.9

Barnsley

12.3

12.4

13.2

Bath and North East Somerset

8.9

8.9

9.6

Bedfordshire

23.2

23.7

26.2

Bexley

15.0

15.6

17.2

Birmingham

80.4

83.0

90.6

Blackburn with Darwen

11.8

12.1

13.1

Blackpool

8.7

8.6

9.3

Bolton

18.1

18.8

20.4

Bournemouth

8.1

8.4

8.5

Bracknell Forest

6.3

6.7

7.1

Bradford

36.0

38.2

43.0

Brent

20.7

21.7

23.4

Brighton and Hove

12.7

13.2

13.8

Bristol, City of

23.8

23.5

26.2

Bromley

20.0

20.4

21.8

Buckinghamshire

27.7

29.6

32.5

Bury

11.3

11.8

12.7

Calderdale

13.2

13.6

14.9

Cambridgeshire

31.4

32.6

35.2

Camden

14.4

15.8

17.1

Cheshire

37.7

38.3

41.7

City of London

0.2

0.3

0.3

Cornwall

23.8

25.0

27.0

Coventry

20.2

20.4

22.3

Croydon

25.0

25.6

27.1

Cumbria

26.2

26.5

28.6

Darlington

6.4

6.5

7.1

Derby

15.5

16.2

18.0

Derbyshire

41.6

42.8

45.8

Devon

35.2

34.6

39.8

Doncaster

18.5

18.9

18.7

Dorset

18.2

18.7

19.7

Dudley

18.8

19.0

20.9

Durham

28.8

29.4

31.0

Ealing

23.4

24.7

26.7

East Riding of Yorkshire

16.2

16.8

17.8

East Sussex

25.5

25.8

27.6

Enfield

22.0

23.0

24.4

Essex

76.8

78.9

85.3

Gateshead

11.6

11.8

12.4

Gloucestershire

31.2

32.3

34.9

Greenwich

20.5

21.5

23.2

Hackney

22.3

23.6

26.4

Halton

8.1

8.3

8.8

Hammersmith and Fulham

11.6

12.8

4.1

Hampshire

73.1

74.8

80.4

Haringey

20.3

21.0

21.6

Harrow

14.4

14.7

15.7

Hartlepool

6.1

6.2

7.0

Havering

14.2

14.9

15.8

Herefordshire

9.1

9.4

10.0

Hertfordshire

69.4

71.8

75.2

Hillingdon

18.9

20.0

21.9

Hounslow

17.0

16.9

18.6

Isle of Wight

7.2

7.3

7.9

Isles of Scilly

0.2

0.2

0.2

Islington

16.9

17.7

19.0

Kensington and Chelsea

9.3

10.4

11.1

Kent

82.2

84.5

90.5

Kingston upon Hull, City of

16.6

16.6

16.7

Kingston upon Thames

9.0

9.6

10.2

Kirklees

26.8

28.4

29.7

Knowsley

12.2

12.0

12.9

Lambeth

24.5

25.3

27.0

Lancashire

67.0

68.2

73.6

Leeds

43.0

44.1

47.3

Leicester

21.8

22.8

24.2

Leicestershire

32.5

33.8

37.3

Lewisham

23.2

23.4

25.5

Lincolnshire

34.8

36.7

39.4

Liverpool

31.1

30.9

32.8

Luton

14.5

15.6

16.7

Manchester

32.2

33.1

35.8

Medway

16.6

6.7

17.7

Merton

12.5

12.9

14.6

Middlesbrough

10.1

10.4

11.1

Milton Keynes

13.1

15.8

17.5

Newcastle upon Tyne

16.3

16.2

17.1

Newham

29.6

30.2

32.6

Norfolk

41.2

42.8

45.7

North East Lincolnshire

10.1

10.0

11.4

North Lincolnshire

9.1

9.2

9.8

North Somerset

9.7

10.5

11.4

North Tyneside

11.4

11.8

12.3

North Yorkshire

30.0

30.3

32.4

Northamptonshire

39.8

40.9

44.0

Northumberland

16.9

17.4

18.8

Nottingham

17.3

17.9

18.9

Nottinghamshire

37.4

38.3

41.0

Oldham

16.7

17.2

19.1

Oxfordshire

31.1

32.6

35.2

Peterborough

11.6

11.9

12.9

Plymouth

14.4

14.5

15.3

Poole

6.9

6.8

7.4

Portsmouth

11.7

11.7

12.3

Reading

7.9

8.0

9.3

Redbridge

18.7

19.2

20.6

Redcar and Cleveland

8.7

8.8

9.4

Richmond upon Thames

9.6

10.7

12.0

Rochdale

15.1

15.6

16.5

Rotherham

16.4

16.8

18.0

Rutland

1.7

1.9

2.1

Salford

14.8

14.9

15.7

Sandwell

21.0

21.7

23.6

Sefton

16.5

16.5

17.4

Sheffield

31.6

32.7

34.9

Shropshire

13.6

13.6

14.7

Slough

9.4

9.6

10.4

Solihull

12.5

13.0

13.9

Somerset

27.1

27.8

29.1

South Gloucestershire

15.2

15.5

16.4

South Tyneside

9.4

9.4

10.0

Southampton

13.2

14.8

13.8

Southend-on-Sea

10.3

11.2

11.9

Southwark

26.3

27.2

28.8

St. Helens

11.0

11.4

12.1

Staffordshire

45.1

46.0

48.8

Stockport

16.7

16.8

18.0

Stockton-on-Tees

11.7

11.8

13.1

Stoke-on-Trent

15.3

15.1

16.6

Suffolk

34.2

34.6

37.0

Sunderland

17.4

17.7

18.7

Surrey

60.3

65.0

69.9

Sutton

10.0

12.3

13.2

Swindon

11.5

12.0

13.0

Tameside

13.8

14.0

15.3

Telford and Wrekin

10.1

11.4

12.1

Thurrock

9.9

10.5

11.1

Torbay

6.7

7.1

7.6

Tower Hamlets

24.4

26.1

28.4

Trafford

12.9

13.1

14.7

Wakefield

17.8

18.4

20.4

Walsall

17.8

18.8

20.6

Waltham Forest

17.2

18.2

19.5

Wandsworth

20.7

21.9

23.9

Warrington

11.8

12.1

13.3

Warwickshire

28.9

30.1

32.4

West Berkshire

8.0

8.4

9.7

West Sussex

40.4

41.9

45.8

Westminster

13.0

13.8

15.1

Wigan

18.3

18.3

20.1

Wiltshire

25.2

25.9

28.8

Windsor and Maidenhead

7.3

7.4

8.5

Wirral

19.6

19.7

21.2

Wokingham

8.0

7.9

8.9

Wolverhampton

16.9

17.3

18.6

Worcestershire

29.6

30.7

33.1

York

9.1

9.1

10.1

Total

3,106.4

3,208.1

3,456.7

Notes:

1. Price base: cash.

2. All figures include the pensions transfer to EFS.

3. These figures are rounded to the nearest £0.1 million.

Education formula spending was not ring-fenced, so funding for education (including the notional under-fives funding) could be spent on other sectors and vice versa.