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Schools: Finance

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for the reform of the Dedicated School Grant to increase the amount disbursed to schools. (304045)

We launched a review of the Dedicated Schools Grant in January 2008 and it is now nearing its conclusion. For the first 18 months, up to July 2009, the Formula Review Group was gathering evidence on the main issues. Since July we have been developing options and it remains our intention to consult on proposals in the new year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will increase his Department’s expenditure on schools in Herefordshire. (304046)

In November 2007, the Government announced the three year indicative education settlements for all local authorities in England from 2008-10 to 2010-11. The guaranteed funding per pupil for Herefordshire for 2009-10 is £3,830 and for 2010-11 it will be £4,002.

Levels of funding from 2011-12 onwards will be subject to future spending decisions.