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Volume 621: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2001

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Written Answers

Wednesday, 31st January 2001.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Report

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the November 2000 Report of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom entitled

United Kingdom Tracer Study: Initial Findings. [HL356]

Naval Vessels Under Repair

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many of Her Majesty's ships are available for operations; and how many ships by type are undergoing extensive inspection, second line repair or long-term modifications and maintenance. [HL397]

As at 22 January 2001, 71 surface ships and four submarines (including three Vanguard class) were available for operations and of these 12 were undergoing short-term assisted upkeep, which is similar in nature to second line repair. These were, broken down by type, as follows:

  • Frigates and Destroyers: 8
  • Mine Counter Measures Vessels: 3
  • Survey Vessel: 1
A further 11 surface ships and 11 submarines were undergoing periods of combined long-term modifications, maintenance and inspection. These numbers, which include those Swiftsure and Trafalgar Class submarines undergoing repair for the surge line pintle defect, are as follows:

  • Aircraft Carrier: 1
  • Landing Platform Docking: 1
  • Landing Platform Helicopter: 1
  • Frigates and Destroyers: 4
  • Survey Vessel: 1
  • Mine Counter Measures Vessels: 2
  • Offshore Patrol Vessel: 1
  • Submarines: 11

Eu Military Operations And Nato Assets

asked Her Majesty's Government:With reference to the Presidency report to the Nice Council on European Union Security and Defence Policy, whether NATO intelligence is included in the list of NATO assets to which the European Union would have assured access in mounting a military expedition led by the European Union. [HL404]

In the French Presidency report to the Nice European Council, assured or guaranteed access refers only to NATO planning capabilities for EU-led operations.

British Defence Industry Catalogue

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether there are any conditions attached to the release and distribution of the British Defence Equipment Catalogues published since 1980; and [HL470]Whether they believe that the intelligence agencies of all potential military opponents of the Government have copies of British Defence Equipment Catalogues published since 1980. [HL471]

The British Defence Industry Catalogue is a commercial publication containing only unclassified information that companies wish to publish about their products and capabilities. It is endorsed by the Defence Export Services Organisation as a valuable tool in promoting UK defence exports. The supply of any equipment or services described in the catalogue remains subject to normal export licensing requirements. Given the unclassified status of the catalogue, there is no reason for the Government to place any restrictions on its circulation. While it is possible that foreign intelligence organisations may acquire copies, publication of the information it contains, which is available also from other public sources such as company websites, has no implications for our national security.

Hatfield Rail Crash

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the cause of the Hatfield rail crash is now sufficiently defined so that there can be confidence in the remedial measures that are being put in place. [HL483]

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
(Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

On 23 January the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published a second interim technical report setting out what happened on the day of the accident. HSE's investigation team is continuing its work into the underlying causes of the incident and will make recommendations in due course.HSE has identified that the cause of the derailment at Hatfield was due to a broken rail. HSE has also made assessments of the remedial measures taken by Railtrack, and is satisfied that these measures are appropriate to the risk identified. Further work is under way to improve understanding of gauge corner cracking and the best methods of dealing with it.

Royal Parks: Cleansing Of Footpaths And Cycle-Ways

asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the safety and public health reasons for the Royal Parks management providing mechanical sweepers to follow horses on road carriageways while providing no similar cleaning up facilities on cycle-ways and footpaths. [HL423]

Responsibility for the subject of this Question has been delegated to the Royal Parks Agency under its Chief Executive, William Weston. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Berkeley from the Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Agency, Mr William Weston, dated 31 January 2001.

I have been asked by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to reply to your parliamentary Question about the arrangements made for cleaning horse manure from the cycle-ways and footpaths of the Royal Parks because this is an operational matter for which the agency is responsible.

We use mechanical road sweepers to clean the cycle-ways and footpaths in the Royal Parks, as we do on the roads, because this is the most efficient method of cleaning them. However, in order to deploy our resources most efficiently, the frequency with which we clean any particular path or cycle-way depends on how heavily it is used.

We only arrange for a mechanical sweeper to follow the mounted troops involved in the guard changes in St James's Park. This is because the roads in the park are particularly heavily used and because we know the timing of the troop movements. In other parks, horses are generally confined to the horse rides. The only horses that use the footpaths and cycle ways are the Royal Parks Constabulary mounted officers. Because they do not patrol regular routes at regular times we cannot arrange for contractors to clean up behind them in the same way, even if it were cost-effective to do so. We cannot legislate for those riders who occasionally use the roads and paths instead of the horse rides.

asked Her Majesty's Government:Which organisations are responsible for street cleaning the footpath and cycle-way connecting Green Park and Constitution Hill and Hyde Park. [HL422]

Responsibility for the subject of this Question has been delegated to the Royal Parks Agency under its Chief Executive, William Weston. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Lord Berkeley from the Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Agency, Mr William Weston, dated 31 January 2001.

I have been asked by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to reply to your parliamentary Question about the arrangements for cleaning the cycle-ways and footpaths connecting Green Park and Constitution Hill and Hyde Park.

I understand that the responsibility for cleaning this area lies with Westminster City Council.

Internet Service Providers: Communications Data Provision To Police

asked Her Majesty's Government:What plans they have to ensure that police officers, when requesting information from Internet service providers, are adequately aware of the nature of information available in technical terms and appropriately authorised to obtain the confidential data; and [HL412]Whether they support the proposal from Internet service providers that there should be a list detailing what Internet service providers will tell law enforcement agencies about their customers under criminal investigation; and whether the Internet service providers have indicated how much they will charge for the information. [HL413]

Law enforcement agencies meet regularly, through working groups, with communication service providers (CSPs) to discuss issues such as the capability of the CSP to provide different types of communications data. A new more controlled regime to access such data is being introduced through Chapter II of Part I of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA).These provisions describe the kind of data that may be required to be disclosed in response to a properly authorised notice and the statutory tests to be fulfilled before any such authorisation can be given. The provisions are subject to a statutory code of practice, a draft of which will be published for public consultation shortly. Agreements are in place between CSPs and law enforcement agencies that provide for cost recovery where a CSP is called upon to provide communications data. The agreements have been reached independently of the Government and take account of the fact that a requirement to provide communications data places operational and financial burdens on the CSP.

Asylum Applications

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many people claimed asylum in the United Kingdom during 2000; how many of them have so far (a) been granted asylum; (b) been refused asylum; or (c) evaded control of asylum; and how many are still awaiting a decision. [HL473]

Provisional information on the number of asylum applications for 2000 is available on the department website at on how many applications made in 2000 are still awaiting a decision, and on the outcome of decisions on such applications, is not yet available.Information on the number of people who applied for asylum in 2000 and have subsequently absconded in an attempt to evade the control is not available.

Asylum Control: Costs

asked Her Majesty's Government:What has been the cost of administering asylum control during the last 12 months for which figures are available. [HL474]

The total cost of running Immigration and Nationality Directorate operations in 1999–2000, including the cost of administering the asylum control, was £260 million. The current costs of administering asylum control are currently not distinguished separately from overall operational costs.

Asylum Seekers: One-Stop Services

asked Her Majesty's Government:What "one-stop-shop" support services for asylum seekers are currently supported with funding from the Home Office; where they are located; and which organisations provide them; and [HL433]What is the maximum distance that asylum seekers are expected to be located from the nearest "one-stop-shop" support service; and which "cluster areas" are further than this distance from the nearest one. [HL436]

The Home Office provides grant funding to a number of key voluntary organisations to develop a network of one-stop-services in the cluster regions. The following list indicates where such services are being provided within the regions and by which voluntary sector organisation. The voluntary sector one-stop services which are funded by NASS are not intended to provide a drop-in service to asylum seekers supported by NASS and therefore distance from one-stop services and accommodation within the cluster areas is not relevant.

LocationVoluntary Organisation
LondonRefugee Council
IpswichRefugee Council
BirminghamRefugee Council
LeedsRefugee Council
NewcastleNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
SunderlandNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
MiddlesbroughNorth of England Refugee Service (NERS)
DoverMigrant Helpline
FolkestoneMigrant Helpline
MargateMigrant Helpline
HastingsMigrant Helpline
BrightonMigrant Helpline
GlasgowScottish Refugee Council
EdinburghScottish Refugee Council
CardiffWelsh Refugee Council
SwanseaWelsh Refugee Council
LeicesterRefugee Action
NottinghamRefugee Action
ManchesterRefugee Action
LiverpoolRefugee Action
BristolRefugee Action
ExeterRefugee Action
PlymouthRefugee Action
SouthamptonRefugee Action
OxfordRefugee Action
NorthamptonRefugee Action

Immigration Act Detainees In Prison

asked Her Majesty's Government:Which prisons are currently being used to hold asylum seekers; and how many are being held in each. [HL434]

The requested information is contained within a monthly table provided as deposited papers that are placed in the Library on a monthly basis. The most recent table shows the number of detainees as at 31 December 2000. A copy of this table is provided aside for ease of reference.These figures include all those persons detained in prisons exclusively under Immigration Act powers, not just asylum seekers. No-one is detained solely because they have made an application for asylum. These figures are not recorded in such a way as to identify those who are held pending deportation or those serving a sentence following criminal conviction, who may have applied for asylum at some point.

asked Her Majesty's Government:What are the criteria which are used in making decisions to hold asylum seekers in prisons. [HL435]

The power to detain in designated places of detention, including prisons, are contained in the Immigration Act. Detention criteria are set out in the White Paper Fairer, faster, firmer. Where the decision to detain an individual has been made, he is allocated a detention space. No one is detained solely because he has made an application for asylum.The Government accept that there will always be the need to use prisons for Immigration Act detainees. This is for reasons of security, control, geographical constraints and availability of space. Prisons will also be used for those prisoners subject to deportation at the end of a prison sentence and those Immigration Act detainees who may need the particular healthcare facilities at a prison.

Robberies And Assaults: Assailants

asked Her Majesty's Government:What proportion of robberies and assaults reported to the Metropolitan Police area are reported by the victim as having been carried out (a) by black assailants and (b) by white assailants. [HL439]

Information is only available on the ethnicity of persons arrested for these offences. Such information was published on 18 January 2001 in the annual Home Office publication Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System. Copies are available in the Library.

Illegal Immigrants: Estimated Numbers

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will explain the methodology by which they calculate their estimates of numbers of would-be immigrants currently illegally at large in the United Kingdom. [HL465]

There is no official estimate of the number of immigrants unlawfully present in the United Kingdom. However, we are considering commissioning research into this area and expect to let the contract for a feasibility study of possible survey methods shortly.

Parole Board

asked Her Majesty's Government:What progress has been made with the review of the Parole Board and the operation of supervised conditional release in the light of the study by the University of Oxford Centre for Criminological Research,

The Parole System at Work: A study in Decision Making (Home Office Research Study No 202); and whether consideration has been given to extending the function of HM Inspectorate of Prisons to include the parole process. [HL460]

The final report of the Quinquennial Review of the Parole Board and the associated Comprehensive Review of the wider parole processes for determinate and life sentenced prisoners will be completed shortly. The Home Secretary has already accepted an earlier recommendation from the Quinquennial Review that the Parole Board should continue in its capacity as a Non-Departmental Public Body. Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons already monitors the procedures in prison establishments in England and Wales by which prisoners receive parole decisions. This function includes the examination of the timeliness of those procedures and sampling the quality of parole reports.

New Criminal Offences

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many new criminal offences were created in (a) public and (b) local and private legislation enacted during the session 1999–2000. [HL461]

Although the Home Office is responsible for scrutinising proposals for new offences in both public and private legislation no comprehensive records are kept centrally of all new offences created in public legislation. The following information about public legislation therefore relates only to Home Office measures which have been enacted during the 1999–2000 parliamentary Session. The information about local and private legislation covers all private measures during the period in question.

Public Legislation

  • The Terrorism Act 2000 created 38 new offences.
  • The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 created four new criminal offences.
  • The Football Disorder Act 2000 created two new criminal offences.
  • The Licensing (Young Persons) Act 2000 created one new criminal offence.
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 created three new criminal offences.
  • The Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 created 69 new criminal offences. These are listed at Schedule 20 to the 2000 Act.
  • The Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000 created three new criminal offences.
  • The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 created two new criminal offences.

Local and Private Legislation

  • The Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Eriskay Causeway) Order Confirmation Act 2000 created three new criminal offences.
  • The London Local Authorities Act 2000 created 14 new criminal offences.

Criminal Records Bureau: Charges

asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they have reached a decision about Criminal Records Bureau charges, in respect of information about criminal records of people volunteering to work with young people. [HL462]

Work is continuing to determine the bureau's costs. Fees will be set to recover the costs of the bureau. An announcement about the level of charges will be made as soon as possible.

Immigration Act Detainees

asked Her Majesty's Government:How many persons are currently detained under the various Immigration and Asylum Acts; how many of them have been placed in HM Prisons; and which prisons are involved; and [HL458]How many of those now detained under various Immigration and Asylum Acts are:

  • (a) persons awaiting deportation; and
  • (b) persons seeking asylum or appealing against an asylum decision. [HL459]
  • The requested information is shown in the table below, which is placed in the Library on a monthly basis. The most recent information relates to the number of detainees as at 31 December 2000.These figures include all those persons detained in prisons exclusively under Immigration Act powers, not just asyulum seekers. These figures are not recorded in such a way as to identify those who are held pending deportation or those who may have applied for asylum at some point.

    Persons recorded as being in detention1 in the United Kingdom solely under Immigration Act powers as at 31 December 2000, by place of detention
    LocationTotal Detainees
    Immigration detention centres2
    Campsfield House176
    Dover Harbour13
    Heathrow Queens Building15
    Manchester Airport7
    Tinsley House113
    Prison establishments3


    Total Detainees

    Forest Bank4
    High Down56
    Holme House14
    The Mount2
    Wormwood Scrubs21
    Other prison establishments12

    1 Figures exclude persons detained in police cells (other than at Dover Harbour).

    2 Figures include the use of police cells at Dover Harbour).

    3 The figures for Prison establishments may include some persons detained under duel immigration and other powers.

    Water Fluoridation

    asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 January (

    WA 136), which stated that financial contributions will continue to be made to the British Fluoridation Society:

  • (a) whether it is part of that society's aims to promote water fluoridation; and, if so,
  • (b) whether it is a suitably impartial body to collect and maintain "relevant information, including evidence from research studies on the effects of fluoridation." [HL453]
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health
    (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)

    It has been the policy of successive governments to support the fluoridation of water and the British Fluoridation Society has been responsive to that policy. The society has both a promotional role and an information gathering function. I have asked the society to ensure that it produces objective, evidence based information when responding to enquiries.

    Bovine Tuberculosis: Food Standards Agency Study

    asked Her Majesty's Government:When the sub-group of the Food Standards Agency, formed to investigate the adequacy of existing measures to prevent bovine tuberculosis entering the human food chain, will report; and when that report will be made public. [HL481]

    The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food's Working Group on Mycobacterium bovis will hold its first meeting on 28 February. The committee hopes to report to the Food Standards Agency by the summer. We anticipate that the committee's report will be published once it has been considered by the agency. Copies will be placed in the Library.

    Health Development Agency

    asked Her Majesty's Government:What have been the major activities of the Health Development Agency since its inception on 1 April 2000. [HL441]

    The Health Development Agency (HDA) has been engaged on a wide range of initiatives reflecting the functions assigned to it under its Establishment Order. In particular, it has provided expert support to the development and implementation of the public health aspects of the NHS Plan. The agency's chair was a member of the Prevention and Inequalities Modernisation Action Team and is a member of the Inequalities and Public Health Task Force, and the chief executive is a member of the Coronary Heart Disease Task Force. In addition, since its inception the HDA has completed or initiated a wide range of projects. It has:developed "Evidence Base", an online gateway providing access to the best available information on what works to improve health and reduce health inequalities. It is aimed at a wide range of practitioners and researchers engaged in public health work. It has also developed an online public health information service, maintaining and updating a number of websites providing information and guidance to public health professionalscompleted, published and disseminated a survey of health improvement programmes, the first of a series of annual reviewsprepared, published and disseminated guidance for supporting the primary prevention parts of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Diseasepublished updated guidelines for health professionals on smoking cessation, followed by a series of seminars to publicise themunder the National Healthy School Standard, carried out a formal assessment of 16 local education authorities, completed accreditation training for 68, and more than doubled the number of schools involved

    as part of the preparation of the Department of Health's sexual health strategy carried out consultation with young people

    carried out an audit of the level and quality of specialist skills amongst the public health workforce

    established the HDA as a fully functional organisation, including undertaking an extensive recruitment programme, and established networks within and outside the NHS.

    A number of other projects are due to be completed before the end of the HDA's first year, and these are outlined in its summary business plan.

    Hiv/Aids: Public Education Spending

    asked Her Majesty's Government:How the money for public education about HIV/ AIDS was spent by the Department of Health in 1999–2000 and 2000–01. [HL443]

    In 1999–2000 the Department of Health spent £1.6 million on work for gay men and people who travel to, or have links with, high-prevalence countries and £1.4 million on the general population, including World AIDS Day.In 2000–01 the department allocated £1.6 million for gay men and people who travel to, or have links with, high-prevalence countries and £0.73 million for the general population.The Government also fund the National AIDS Helpline.In addition, the department allocates £55 million to health authorities to spend on HIV/AIDS prevention.

    Farm Incomes

    asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will make a statement on farm incomes. [HL551]

    The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
    (Baroness Hayman)

    Revised estimates of farm income during 2000 were published this morning. These confirm the significant reduction forecast last November, and indicate a fall of 25 per cent.This fall is largely due to pressure on prices for agricultural outputs caused by a further rise in sterling against the euro, as compared to 1999.The Government remain committed to providing a framework within which the industry may react to the challenges presented by the current situation.Detailed estimates of the income, output and productivity of agriculture in the United Kingdom in 2000 have been placed in the Library of the House.

    Committee On Standards In Public Life

    asked Her Majesty's Government:When they expect to announce the conclusion of the Quinquennial Review of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. [HL552]

    I am pleased to announce that the report of the Quinquennial Review of the Committee on Standards in Public Life is published today. Copies are being placed in the Libraries.The report recommends that the committee should continue in its present form for the time being. It notes that there may not always be a need for the committee to be continuously involved in a full-time inquiry but that in the future less active periods of monitoring may be called for. It recommends that the committee should react flexibly to requirements and developments in the field of standards in public life. The Government are grateful to Lord Neill and his committee for the work they have done in this area and agree with the report, which concludes that the committee has itself become a part of the fabric of public life.

    Education Funding Per Pupil

    asked Her Majesty's Government:For each local education authority in England, what is the average funding available for education per pupil from all sources including Standard Spending Assessments and direct grants. [HL467]

    The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment
    (Baroness Blackstone)

    The following table sets out, for each local education authority, the funding per pupil available for 2000–01, through Education SSA and through special and specific grants.

    Unit funding for pupils aged 4–19—2000–01
    LEA No. and NameSSAPer Pupil GrantsTotalGovernment Office Region
    812 North East Lincolnshire£2,820£250£3,070East Midlands
    813 North Lincolnshire£2,750£280£3,030East Midlands
    830 Derbyshire£2,610£210£2,820East Midlands
    831 Derby£2,840£240£3,080East Midlands
    855 Leicestershire£2,560£190£2,750East Midlands
    856 Leicester£3,030£320£3,350East Midlands
    857 Rutland£2,560£290£2,850East Midlands
    891 Nottinghamshire£2,680£190£2,870East Midlands
    892 Nottingham£3,110£400£3,500East Midlands
    925 Lincolnshire£2,720£190£2,920East Midlands

    Unit funding for pupils aged 4–19—2000–01

    LEA No. and Name


    Per Pupil Grants


    Government Office Region

    928 Northamptonshire£2,660£200£2,860East Midlands
    820 Bedfordshire£2,770£230£3,000East of England
    821 Luton£3,050£280£3,330East of England
    873 Cambridgeshire£2,640£200£2,850East of England
    874 Peterborough£2,860£230£3,090East of England
    881 Essex£2,830£200£3,030East of England
    882 Southend-on-Sea£2,920£220£3,140East of England
    883 Thurrock£2,990£210£3,200East of England
    919 Hertfordshire£2,860£180£3,050East of England
    926 Norfolk£2,750£220£2,960East of England
    935 Suffolk£2,680£190£2,860East of England
    201 City of London£4,290£1,040£5,330London
    202 Camden£4,240£460£4,700London
    203 Greenwich£3,870£460£4,330London
    204 Hackney£4,470£490£4,960London
    205 Hammersmith and Fulham£4,260£420£4,680London
    206 Islington£4,250£480£4,730London
    207 Kensington and Chelsea£4,360£370£4,730London
    208 Lambeth£4,560£500£5,060London
    209 Lewisham£4,050£380£4,420London
    210 Southwark£4,150£430£4,580London
    211 Tower Hamlets£4,420£520£4,940London
    212 Wandsworth£3,840£440£4,280London
    213 Westminster£4,130£420£4,560London
    301 Barking and Dagenham£3,250£240£3,490London
    302 Barnet£3,130£150£3,270London
    303 Bexley£2,930£160£3,090London
    304 Brent£3,640£240£3,880London
    305 Bromley£2,890£200£3,090London
    306 Croydon£3,180£220£3,400London
    307 Ealing£3,420£280£3,700London
    308 Enfield£3,220£190£3,400London
    309 Haringey£3,770£380£4,160London
    310 Harrow£3,070£170£3,240London
    311 Havering£2,880£150£3,030London
    312 Hillingdon£3,090£180£3,270London
    313 Hounslow£3,320£210£3,530London
    314 Kingston upon Thames£2,940£200£3,140London
    315 Merton£3,170£230£3,390London
    316 Newham£3,750£340£4,090London
    317 Redbridge£3,130£190£3,320London
    318 Richmond upon Thames£2,870£220£3,090London
    319 Sutton£2,990£170£3,150London
    320 Waltham Forest£3,460£320£3,790London
    390 Gateshead£2,810£310£3,130North East
    391 Newcastle upon Tyne£3,020£280£3,300North East
    392 North Tyneside£2,730£250£2,980North East
    393 South Tyneside£2,890£280£3,160North East
    394 Sunderland£2,830£240£3,060North East
    805 Hartlepool£2,840£240£3,080North East
    806 Middlesbrough£3,010£340£3,350North East
    807 Redcarand Cleveland£2,820£250£3,060North East
    808 Stockton-on-Tees£2,780£270£3,050North East
    840 Durham£2,780£230£3,010North East
    841 Darlington£2,750£220£2,970North East
    876 Halton£2,890£260£3,160North East
    929 Northumberland£2,710£250£2,960North East

    Unit funding for pupils aged 4–19—2000–01

    LEA No. and Name


    Per Pupil Grants


    Government Office Region

    340 Knowsley£3,250£340£3,600North West
    341 Liverpool£3,220£350£3,570North West
    342 St. Helens£2,770£220£2,990North West
    343 Sefton£2,770£210£2,980North West
    344 Wirral£2,880£230£3,110North West
    350 Bolton£2,750£290£3,030North West
    351 Bury£2,640£190£2,840North West
    352 Manchester£3,340£430£3,760North West
    353 Oldham£2,830£300£3,130North West
    354 Rochdale£2,870£250£3,120North West
    355 Salford£2,900£370£3,280North West
    356 Stockport£2,590£210£2,800North West
    357 Tameside£2,730£220£2,940North West
    358 Trafford£2,700£200£2,900North West
    359 Wigan£2,630£240£2,870North West
    875 Cheshire£2,600£190£2,790North West
    877 Warrington£2,580£190£2,770North West
    888 Lancashire£2,730£220£2,950North West
    889 Blackburn with Darwen£2,960£320£3,270North West
    890 Blackpool£2,800£210£3,000North West
    909 Cumbria£2,720£220£2,930North West
    825 Buckinghamshire£2,790£220£3,010South East
    826 Milton Keynes£2,890£210£3,100South East
    845 East Sussex£2,850£230£3,080South East
    846 Brighton and Hove£2,990£270£3,250South East
    850 Hampshire£2,660£180£2,850South East
    851 Portsmouth£2,910£190£3,100South East
    852 Southampton£2,980£260£3,240South East
    867 Bracknell Forest£2,830£200£3,030South East
    868 Windsor and Maidenhead£2,890£230£3,120South East
    869 West Berkshire£2,710£230£2,940South East
    870 Reading£2,970£280£3,240South East
    871 Slough£3,390£280£3,670South East
    872 Wokingham£2,590£200£2,790South East
    886 Kent£2,830£200£3,030South East
    887 Medway£2,790£200£2,990South East
    921 Isle of Wight£2,940£240£3,180South East
    931 Oxfordshire£2,790£230£3,020South East
    936 Surrey£2,810£190£3,000South East
    938 West Sussex£2,740£180£2,920South East
    420 Isle of Scilly£4,890£820£5,710South West
    800 Bath and North East Somerset£2,600£210£2,810South West
    801 Bristol, City of£2,840£240£3,080South West
    802 North Somerset£2,620£240£2,850South West
    803 South Gloucestershire£2,500£210£2,710South West
    835 Dorset£2,640£200£2,850South West
    836 Poole£2,590£180£2,770South West
    837 Bournemouth£2,800£200£3,000South West
    865 Wiltshire£2,630£220£2,860South West
    866 Swindon£2,620£200£2,830South West
    878 Devon£2,710£210£2,920South West
    879 Plymouth£2,780£210£3,000South West
    880 Torbay£2,800£190£3,000South West
    908 Cornwall£2,760£290£3,050South West
    916 Gloucestershire£2,630£230£2,860South West

    Unit funding for pupils aged 4–19—2000–01

    LEA No. and Name


    Per Pupil Grants


    Government Office Region

    933 Somerset£2,650£230£2,870South West
    330 Birmingham£3,080£320£3,400West Midlands
    331 Coventry£2,890£270£3,170West Midlands
    332 Dudley£2,600£190£2,790West Midlands
    333 Sandwell£2,880£250£3,130West Midlands
    334 Solihull£2,580£190£2,760West Midlands
    335 Walsall£2,780£270£3,050West Midlands
    336 Wolverhampton£2,910£300£3,210West Midlands
    860 Staffordshire£2,580£170£2,750West Midlands
    861 Stoke-on-Trent£2,790£320£3,110West Midlands
    884 Herefordshire£2,710£270£2,980West Midlands
    885 Worcestershire£2,600£220£2,820West Midlands
    893 Shropshire£2,670£220£2,890West Midlands
    894 Telford & Wrekin£2,780£250£3,030West Midlands
    937 Warwickshire£2,610£210£2,820West Midlands
    370 Barnsley£2,770£240£3,010Yorkshire & The Humber
    371 Doncaster£2,850£240£3,090Yorkshire & The Humber
    372 Rotherham£2,750£310£3,050Yorkshire & The Humber
    373 Sheffield£2,830£340£3,170Yorkshire & The Humber
    380 Bradford£2,940£370£3,310Yorkshire & The Humber
    381 Calderdale£2,760£220£2,980Yorkshire & The Humber
    382 Kirklees£2,790£230£3,020Yorkshire & The Humber
    383 Leeds£2,770£310£3,080Yorkshire & The Humber
    384 Wakefield£2,680£250£2,930Yorkshire & The Humber
    810 Kingston upon Hull, City of£2,960£270£3,230Yorkshire & The Humber
    811 East Riding of Yorkshire£2,630£220£2,850Yorkshire & The Humber
    815 North Yorkshire£2,680£210£2,900Yorkshire & The Humber
    816 York£2,630£250£2,880Yorkshire & The Humber

    All figures have been rounded to the nearest £10.

    Figures may change as a result of further allocations via the standards fund and class size reduction.