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Special Educational Needs: East of England

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to special needs provision in each county in the east of England in each year since 1999. (296165)

The available information on how much funding has been allocated to special needs provision in each local authority in the east of England in each year since 1999 is contained within the following tables. Data are not available prior to 2000-01:

Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with special educational needs by local authorities in England since 2000-01

Budgeted net expenditure on the education of children with special educational needs (£)

Local authority name

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

England

2,763,226,000

2,908,380,000

3,038,661,000

3,466,180,000

3,774,757,000

East of England GOR

262,754,000

281,293,000

296,178,000

339,448,000

371,652,000

Pre-LGR Bedfordshire

19,250,000

21,011,000

18,838,000

24,669,000

26,198,000

Bedford Borough

Central Bedfordshire

Cambridgeshire

31,017,000

33,352,000

36,290,000

44,958,000

42,980,000

Essex

62,904,000

68,285,000

69,328,000

75,876,000

81,359,000

Hertfordshire

54,162,000

56,668,000

55,427,000

63,654,000

71,970,000

Luton

9,136,000

9,321,000

14,765,000

15,673,000

17,867,000

Norfolk

34,824,000

37,782,000

38,304,000

42,233,000

44,946,000

Peterborough

12,325,000

13,410,000

14,787,000

16,936,000

18,620,000

Southend

8,867,000

10,222,000

10,653,000

13,096,000

15,107,000

Suffolk

22,845,000

23,452,000

29,012,000

32,374,000

41,529,000

Thurrock

7,425,000

7,788,000

8,774,000

9,979,000

11,076,000

Budgeted net expenditure on the education of children with special educational needs (£)

Local authority name

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

England

4,120,549,000

4,481,245,000

4,863,604,000

5,094,462,000

5,188,035,000

East of England GOR

393,061,000

431,678,000

473,841,000

512,326,000

525,968,000

Pre-LGR Bedfordshire

27,455,000

31,224,000

32,013,000

32,719,000

Bedford Borough

12,814,000

Central Bedfordshire

19,468,000

Cambridgeshire

45,120,000

47,217,000

48,756,000

51,210,000

49,710,000

Essex

87,946,000

96,982,000

103,046,000

126,001,000

131,637,000

Hertfordshire

75,794,000

79,344,000

87,928,000

93,423,000

95,860,000

Luton

17,431,000

21,541,000

23,164,000

22,377,000

22,466,000

Norfolk

48,604,000

51,472,000

60,953,000

69,471,000

71,983,000

Peterborough

20,337,000

23,188,000

24,838,000

23,747,000

24,273,000

Southend

15,810,000

19,076,000

21,469,000

21,455,000

23,113,000

Suffolk

43,991,000

50,159,000

57,750,000

58,210,000

55,134,000

Thurrock

10,574,000

11,475,000

13,926,000

13,712,000

19,509,000

Notes:

1. The data are drawn from local authorities Section 52 Budget Statements (Tables 1 and 2) submitted to the DCSF (formally the DfES).

2. Includes planned expenditure on the provision for pupils with statements and the provision for non-statemented pupils with SEN, support for inclusion, inter authority recoupment, fees for pupils at independent special schools and abroad, educational psychology service, local authority functions in relation to child protection, therapies and other health related services, parent partnership, guidance and information, the monitoring of SEN provision and inclusion administration, assessment and co-ordination. Also included is the funding delegated to nursery, primary and secondary schools identified as “notional SEN” and the individual schools budget (ISB) for special schools.

3. The ISB for special schools will include some general education costs for pupils with SEN in addition to those costs specifically for SEN while the figures recorded against “notional SEN” are only indicative of the amount that might by spent by schools on SEN and, from 2004-05 onwards, “notional SEN” delegated to nursery schools was reported on Section 52 for the first time (nursery schools “notional SEN” accounts for £7.8 million, £9.5 million, £10.4 million, £11.1 million and £11.7 million of the respective 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 England totals). In 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 local authorities in England also budgeted £499.6 million, £528.5 million, £554.9 million and £552.6 million for SEN transport expenditure but this is not included in the above table as figures are not available prior to 2005-06.

4. Bedfordshire LA ceased to exist and became two new authorities (Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire) as part of the LGR on 1 April 2009.

5. Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds and may not sum due to rounding. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 23 October 2009.