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Newly Qualified Teacherss

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the sums provided in to the standards fund grants allocated to local education authorities for (a) the cost of the 10 per cent. lighter timetable for NQTs and (b) the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the arrangements for NQTs in (i) 2000-01 and (ii) 2001-02. [147550]

Ms Estelle Morris [holding answer 26 January 2001]: In 2000-01, the costs of the induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) were met as part of the £290.5 million allocated for school improvement through the standards fund. The exact amount allocated to schools for induction

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purposes was left to local education authorities to decide in consultation with their schools and with reference to guidance issued in relation to the breakdown of the standards fund. For 2001-02, £64.4 million has been specifically allocated for induction for NQTs under the new standards fund arrangements. This includes £5 million for local education authorities to retain centrally for costs relating to assessment, monitoring and evaluation of the induction arrangements, and £59.4 million to be allocated to schools to provide £1,000 per term for each NQT. All figures include both the Government's and local authorities' contributions to the standards fund.

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School Playing Fields

Mr. Peter Ainsworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many school playing fields there were in (a) 1979 and (b) 1997. [147707]

Jacqui Smith [holding answer 29 January 2001]: No data were collected centrally on how many school playing fields there were in either 1979 or 1997. The only data about playing fields under the previous Administration that we are aware of are derived from independent surveys carried out by the Central Council of Physical Recreation. The CCPR published a paper in 1984: "Sports Fields at Risk", which indicated that some 3,630 acres of recreation land recorded on Land Registers were at risk of disposal. A more meaningful way of quantifying the area under threat at that time is to translate it into about 5,000 school playing fields of sports pitch size.

Data to be collected through Asset Management Plans will, in the future, provide a clearer picture of the number of school playing fields throughout England. Once they have been validated, we plan to publish data collected from Asset Management Plans later in the year.

SSAs (Schools)

Mr. Cotter: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the average per pupil standard spending assessment is in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England and (ii) north Somerset; and if he will estimate the sums which would be available for education in north Somerset if the average per pupil standard spending assessment for primary and secondary schools in north Somerset were the same as the average for England. [148162]

Ms Estelle Morris: The following table shows the 2001-02 education SSA per primary and secondary pupil for north Somerset and England.


SSANorth SomersetEngland
Primary per pupil2,3412,588
Secondary per pupil3,0263,313

If north Somerset's SSA per pupil for primary and secondary schools were the same as the national average it is estimated that its 2001-02 education SSA would be £6.3 million higher. Between 1997-98 and 2000-01 funding per pupil in north Somerset has increased by £380 in real terms. In addition to an increase of £3.65 million in education SSA, schools in north Somerset will benefit from an estimated £1.83 million in Direct Grant in 2001-02. The authority will also receive £100,000 as their share of the extra £52 million made available to provide support to help some LEAs manage funding changes in 2001-02. Additionally it is estimated that north Somerset (Weston) Education Action Zone will receive DfEE grants totalling £842,000 in 2001-02 and £692,000 in 2001-02.

Mr. Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list, for each local education authority the (a) primary education SSA per pupil and (b) secondary education SSA per pupil for 2001-02. [148288]

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Ms Estelle Morris: The information requested is contained in the table. In addition to SSAs, authorities and their schools also receive funding through the Standards Fund, Direct Grants, and the recently announced £52 million in additional funding for authorities facing particular pressures--these special and specific grants add £110 at national level to the funding received through SSAs. The overall increase in funding for 2001-02 is over £1.9 billion or 8 per cent. This is equivalent to around £150 per pupil in real terms.


Unit allocations 2001-02
LEA number/namePrimary per 5-10 pupilSecondary per 11-15 pupil
201 City of London3,347.7914,073.05
202 Camden3,667.854,536.27
203 Greenwich3,433.584,427.49
204 Hackney3,814.775,120.11
205 Hammersmith and Fulham3,654.934,622.48
206 Islington3,719.034,902.99
207 Kensington and Chelsea3,847.884,562.50
208 Lambeth3,845.045,335.77
209 Lewisham3,564.684,630.69
210 Southwark3,687.694,776.13
211 Tower Hamlets3,895.675,031.93
212 Wandsworth3,332.744,250.17
213 Westminster3,550.074,270.38
301 Barking and Dagenham2,961.783,857.86
302 Barnet2,818.573,552.10
303 Bexley2,671.983,415.54
304 Brent3,238.974,181.91
305 Bromley2,640.573,345.60
306 Croydon2,879.073,750.14
307 Ealing3,061.293,994.20
308 Enfield2,935.163,723.75
309 Haringey3,363.244,379.35
310 Harrow2,775.873,629.17
311 Havering2,632.753,389.89
312 Hillingdon2,768.993,544.36
313 Hounslow2,988.473,768.10
314 Kingston upon Thames2,640.553,368.52
315 Merton2,830.813,644.84
316 Newham3,362.254,332.37
317 Redbridge2,819.163,625.59
318 Richmond upon Thames2,606.313,296.95
319 Sutton2,680.783,360.39
320 Waltham Forest3,116.954,000.25
330 Birmingham2,733.373,542.25
331 Coventry2,565.823,302.88
332 Dudley2,357.333,023.23
333 Sandwell2,593.823,352.48
334 Solihull2,338.772,975.91
335 Walsall2,485.533,178.13
336 Wolverhampton2,610.103,362.61
340 Knowsley2,864.443,760.33
341 Liverpool2,824.153,641.64
342 St. Helens2,482.243,205.37
343 Sefton2,470.793,151.80
344 Wirral2,548.583,299.04
350 Bolton2,470.533,160.00
351 Bury2,394.443,064.64
352 Manchester2,919.983,815.11
353 Oldham2,548.963,267.51
354 Rochdale2,580.793,317.22
355 Salford2,594.013,370.05
356 Stockport2,337.023,025.37
357 Tameside2,464.383,156.32
358 Trafford2,396.573,088.26
359 Wigan2,374.013,039.88
370 Barnsley2,480.093,219.41
371 Doncaster2,536.743,282.76
372 Rotherham2,462.023,134.71
373 Sheffield2,512.163,233.81
380 Bradford2,623.043,406.58
381 Calderdale2,480.123,194.24
382 Kirklees2,505.113,228.15
383 Leeds2,479.653,186.71
384 Wakefield2,409.053,102.44
390 Gateshead2,517.353,245.29
391 Newcastle upon Tyne2,652.703,425.14
392 North Tyneside2,447.173,163.73
393 South Tyneside2,575.533,314.67
394 Sunderland2,530.023,259.95
420 Isles of Scilly4,438.215,670.49
800 Bath and North East Somerset2,315.842,926.40
801 City of Bristol2,545.343,292.20
802 North Somerset2,340.623,026.13
803 South Gloucestershire2,271.912,943.26
805 Hartlepool2,550.293,284.84
806 Middlesbrough2,689.263,517.04
807 Redcar and Cleveland2,542.193,252.52
808 Stockton-on-Tees2,489.553,223.13
810 City of Kingston-upon-Hull2,641.073,397.82
811 East Riding of Yorkshire2,364.653,051.22
812 North East Lincolnshire2,537.293,268.12
813 North Lincolnshire2,463.693,198.19
815 North Yorkshire2,429.463,096.47
816 York2,350.963,039.32
820 Bedfordshire2,522.213,240.33
821 Luton2,742.453,522.46
825 Buckinghamshire2,518.203,250.33
826 Milton Keynes2,596.553,349.02
830 Derbyshire2,363.263,046.80
831 Derby2,531.953,263.11
835 Dorset2,368.713,034.68
836 Poole2,331.852,992.33
837 Bournemouth2,447.693,126.46
840 Durham2,492.593,218.79
841 Darlington2,470.423,188.30
845 East Sussex2,577.073,326.17
846 Brighton and Hove2,669.703,424.06
850 Hampshire2,450.823,167.24
851 Portsmouth2,639.013,364.89
852 Southampton2,678.973,467.05
855 Leicestershire2,292.222,959.59
856 Leicester2,693.293,468.54
857 Rutland2,346.012,905.38
860 Staffordshire2,329.153,000.39
861 Stoke on Trent2,520.123,248.60
865 Wiltshire2,382.753,076.98
866 Swindon2,378.543,059.67
867 Bracknell Forest2,561.933,326.12
868 Windsor and Maidenhead2,581.573,270.23
869 West Berkshire2,452.043,125.91
870 Reading2,640.733,464.21
871 Slough3,009.343,965.81
872 Wokingham2,337.673,026.03
873 Cambridgeshire2,408.393,073.16
874 Peterborough2,569.113,301.65
875 Cheshire2,347.693,007.91
876 Halton2,592.113,363.45
877 Warrington2,325.993,003.39
878 Devon2,436.713,147.24
879 Plymouth2,480.163,160.24
880 Torbay2,474.343,187.82
881 Essex2,572.033,307.16
882 Southend2,619.903,362.39
883 Thurrock2,726.733,509.90
884 Herefordshire2,458.133,165.61
885 Worcestershire2,346.483,011.43
886 Kent2,572.293,312.35
887 Rochester and Gillingham2,547.053,275.99
888 Lancashire2,457.403,163.75
889 Blackburn2,642.253,397.12
890 Blackpool2,500.113,249.79
891 Nottinghamshire2,384.663,076.05
892 Nottingham City2,737.823,544.07
893 Shropshire2,405.903,082.27
894 The Wrekin2,488.613,210.42
908 Cornwall2,468.273,186.55
909 Cumbria2,453.173,153.66
916 Gloucestershire2,373.793,043.86
919 Hertfordshire2,605.093,332.83
921 Isle of Wight Council2,653.773,441.02
925 Lincolnshire2,455.293,159.46
926 Norfolk2,477.093,173.84
928 Northamptonshire2,400.403,082.96
929 Northumberland2,432.913,135.74
931 Oxfordshire2,531.083,235.97
933 Somerset2,404.873,097.79
935 Suffolk2,405.333,071.22
936 Surrey2,574.903,298.65
937 Warwickshire2,361.593,026.65
938 West Sussex2,499.563,208.68

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