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House of Commons Hansard
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Education: Birmingham
29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been provided by his Department (a) for education maintenance allowances, (b) under the Entry to Employment programme and (c) under the Behaviour Improvement programme since the introduction of each such scheme; and how many people in Birmingham have received assistance under each of those schemes. [321573]

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Investment in education maintenance allowance (EMA), Entry to Employment (E2E) and the Behaviour Improvement programme (BIP) provision since the introduction of the schemes is shown for each year in the following tables:

EMA

£million

1999-2000

11

2000-01

52

2001-02

109

2002-03

120

2003-04

142

2004-05

260

2005-06

407

2006-07

503

2007-08

533

2008-09

532

2009-10

569

E2E Funding

£

2002-03

73,588

2003-04

206,329

2004-05

246,583

2005-06

222,373

2006-07

186,815

2007-08

174,853

2008-09

170,000

2009-10

223,000

BIP

£

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Total

Phase 1

29,225,003

48,653,015

44,200,000

38,542,400

160,620,418

Phase 2

36,400,000

33,850,000

29,525,600

99,775,600

Phase 3

20,280,000

19,088,000

39,368,000

Phase 4

39,000,000

39,000,000

Total

29,225,003

85,053,015

98,330,000

126,156,000

338,764,018

The following tables show the number of young people in Birmingham who have benefited from EMA and E2E. Data are not held on the number of young people in Birmingham who have benefited from the BIP.

EMA

Area type

Area name

Number of people

LA

Birmingham

2004/05

12,749

2005/06

14,182

2006/07

16,593

2007/08

17,117

2008/091

17,516

2009/102

18,599

1 Year to date for 2009/10 (up-to-date as of 17 February 2010)

2 Year to date - 28 August 2009 to 31 January 2010.

In 2008/09 and 2009/10 some applicants were not recorded against any particular local authority or region but were included in the total take-up figure for England. In consequence, LA and regional data may be underestimated.

E2E

Number of young people

2003-04

1,694

2004-05

1,712

2005-06

1,570

2006-07

1,518

2007-08

1,587

2008-09

1,762

2009-10

1906

1 Year to date for 2009/10 (up-to-date as of 17 February 2010)