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Early Years Education

Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations she has received from Leicestershire about early years development funding in this financial year; and if she will make a statement. [9077]

Mr. Timms: We have received a number of representations from MPs and members of the public with regard to the provision of free early education for three- year-olds in Leicestershire. In 2001–02 Leicestershire has been allocated £3.1 million of Government funding to create around 2,600 free early education places for this group. Additional Government funding is being progressively allocated to all local authorities so that, by September 2004, all three-year-olds will have access to a free place. This is on top of any funding made available by local authorities themselves.

In the first term of this financial year, Leicestershire has committed more funds than it had agreed with the Department that the Government would supply for that term. This is an issue for the local authority itself to resolve but we are working with it to provide what assistance we can within the existing budget.

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many places were provided in early years settings for (a) three-year-olds and (b) four- year-olds; how many were taken up; and how many children were identified by the local early years plan as in need of early years education, broken down by local education authority, in the last 12 months. [9905]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 24 October 2001]: Not all the data requested are available centrally.

Since September 1998, all four-year-olds have had access to a free early education place. The table shows, by local education authority area, the number of free early education places for three-year-olds that the Government will fund during the financial year 2001–02. These places are in addition to those already made available by local authorities from their own resources. Information on the number of places taken up will be collected in the spring term 2002.

Number of free early education places for three-year-olds that the Government will fund during the financial year 2001–02 by local education authority area

LEA Places allocation
Barking and Dagenham446
Barnet250
Barnsley885
Bath and North East Somerset413
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Bedfordshire689
Bexley1,000
Birmingham6,800
Blackburn with Darwen887
Blackpool1,091
Bolton923
Bournemouth1,033
Bracknell Forest661
Bradford1,410
Brent1,017
Brighton and Hove1,503
Bristol, City of1,017
Bromley1,189
Buckinghamshire1,670
Bury504
Calderdale806
Cambridgeshire1,529
Camden831
Cheshire963
City of London12
Cornwall2,104
Coventry1,575
Croydon990
Cumbria808
Darlington197
Derby687
Derbyshire3,155
Devon1,811
Doncaster731
Dorset1,274
Dudley699
Durham1,181
Ealing743
East Riding of Yorkshire244
East Sussex1,656
Enfield1,362
Essex4,410
Gateshead640
Gloucestershire3,486
Greenwich890
Hackney1,489
Halton611
Hammersmith and Fulham595
Hampshire5,119
Haringey807
Harrow434
Hartlepool115
Havering1,253
Herefordshire384
Hertfordshire610
Hillingdon704
Hounslow688
Isle of Wight556
Isles of Scilly19
Islington979
Kensington and Chelsea695
Kent5,267
Kingston upon Hull, City of627
Kingston upon Thames85
Kirklees1,605
Knowsley45
Lambeth1,646
Lancashire5,008
Leeds1,815
Leicester1,762
Leicestershire2,638
Lewisham1,566
Lincolnshire1,071
Liverpool1,430
Luton1,237
Manchester867
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Medway2,266
Merton151
Middlesbrough166
Milton Keynes834
Newcastle upon Tyne1,052
Newham1,116
Norfolk1,885
North East Lincolnshire629
North Lincolnshire729
North Somerset688
North Tyneside394
North Yorkshire2,392
Northamptonshire957
Northumberland591
Nottingham956
Nottinghamshire1,210
Oldham1,086
Oxfordshire1,977
Peterborough695
Plymouth1,318
Poole1,039
Portsmouth1,229
Reading250
Redbridge956
Redcar and Cleveland30
Richmond upon Thames304
Rochdale1,076
Rotherham1,186
Rutland40
Salford394
Sandwell591
Sefton750
Sheffield2,565
Shropshire748
Slough378
Solihull197
Somerset1,704
South Gloucestershire953
South Tyneside382
Southampton2,042
Southend-on-Sea633
Southwark995
St. Helens725
Staffordshire1,132
Stockport197
Stockton-on-Tees336
Stoke-on-Trent563
Suffolk2,693
Sunderland796
Surrey3,264
Sutton657
Swindon646
Tameside608
Telford and Wrekin1,444
Thurrock547
Torbay426
Tower Hamlets591
Trafford197
Wakefield658
Walsall394
Waltham Forest1,562
Wandsworth1,726
Warrington1,350
Warwickshire1,575
West Berkshire421
West Sussex2,534
Westminster918
Wigan1,583
Wiltshire1,762
Windsor and Maidenhead318
Wirral1,487
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Wokingham572
Wolverhampton394
Worcestershire1,166
York1,073

Education Spending

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of total spending on education in the UK is devolved to schools and colleges. [9166]

Mr. Timms: This Government have increased total spending on education in the UK by over £12 billion (33 per cent.) since taking office. Of the amounts which are relevant to schools and colleges 79 per cent. of the total expenditure is currently devolved to schools and colleges in England. The figures for other countries are a matter for the devolved Administrations.

Education Funding

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average pupil funding per head was in each local education authority in each of the last three years. [10075]

Mr. Timms: The table gives, for the financial years 1999–2000, 2000–01 and 2001–02 the funding that was treated as delegated to schools by local education authorities in England.

England—delegated funding to schools

£ per pupil
LEA name1999–20002000–012001–02
Barking and Dagenham2,3822,5872,855
Barnet2,5582,6352,901
Barnsley1,8582,1582,387
Bath and North East Somerset2,2162,3732,471
Bedfordshire2,1782,3542,488
Bexley2,0812,2652,469
Birmingham2,4462,7182,887
Blackburn with Darwen2,1392,4692,613
Blackpool1,9552,2202,445
Bolton2,0362,2582,381
Bournemouth2,1172,3542,458
Bracknell Forest2,0732,2362,388
Bradford2,0262,3632,591
Brent2,7142,8232,973
Brighton and Hove2,1572,3522,631
Bristol City2,3372,5322,696
Bromley2,1672,3332,482
Buckinghamshire2,0152,1432,327
Bury1,9492,1692,264
Calderdale2,0762,2382,463
Cambridgeshire1,8692,1412,337
Camden2,9573,3233,676
Cheshire2,1072,2392,370
Cornwall1,9362,1412,366
Coventry2,2682,4452,614
Croydon2,3132,5612,656
Cumbria2,1182,3362,477
Darlington1,9882,1492,350
Derby City2,0242,2422,450
Derbyshire1,9982,1702,294
Devon2,0262,1462,349
Doncaster2,1092,2982,430
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Dorset1,9842,1772,446
Dudley2,1152,2552,296
Durham2,0682,2782,527
Ealing2,3982,6162,945
East Riding of Yorkshire2,0952,2422,415
East Sussex2,1202,3372,521
Enfield2,4032,6022,805
Essex2,2032,3712,535
Gateshead2,0392,3112,612
Gloucestershire2,0352,1812,286
Greenwich2,7363,1143,357
Hackney2,7723,2833,459
Halton2,1632,4732,651
Hammersmith and Fulham2,9283,2393,508
Hampshire2,1222,2802,407
Haringey2,5472,8923,157
Harrow2,3372,5552,716
Hartlepool1,9942,2512,493
Havering2,3112,4542,694
Herefordshire1,9532,1922,313
Hertfordshire2,1792,3382,481
Hillingdon2,4572,5572,680
Hounslow2,5152,6672,928
Hull City2,0642,3402,613
Isle of Wight2,1042,4352,597
Islington2,7603,0553,381
Kensington and Chelsea3,1503,5543,728
Kent2,1482,3392,513
Kingston upon Thames2,2722,3862,633
Kirklees2,1042,3582,503
Knowsley2,1782,4622,778
Lambeth3,0483,2193,494
Lancashire2,0452,2352,442
Leeds2,1352,3692,560
Leicester City2,1352,3382,621
Leicestershire2,0452,1862,262
Lewisham2,8023,0983,311
Lincolnshire2,0912,2792,385
Liverpool2,2322,6312,845
Luton2,2312,5102,656
Manchester2,2142,6252,870
Medway Towns2,1192,3602,549
Merton2,3082,5462,694
Middlesbrough2,0392,3612,617
Milton Keynes2,1152,2852,523
Newcastle upon Tyne2,1132,4082,529
Newham2,2342,6783,021
Norfolk2,1512,3052,446
North East Lincolnshire2,1202,3772,494
North Lincolnshire2,0282,2612,448
North Somerset2,0722,1712,274
North Tyneside2,0372,1922,441
North Yorkshire2,1272,3392,450
Northamptonshire2,1632,3202,446
Northumberland2,0312,1772,416
Nottingham City2,3162,5412,797
Nottinghamshire2,1072,2542,371
Oldham2,1732,4092,530
Oxfordshire2,0952,2862,423
Peterborough City2,1162,4742,605
Plymouth City2,1382,3312,486
Poole2,0682,2832,400
Portsmouth2,3332,5472,683
Reading2,1442,4202,564
Redbridge2,3372,5122,752
Redcar and Cleveland2,0232,2852,482
Richmond upon Thames2,2192,3772,620
Rochdale2,0052,2162,463
Rotherham2,0392,3672,482
Rutland2,2642,4012,542
Salford2,0302,5112,599
Sandwell2,1002,3392,583
Sefton2,1042,3992,585
Sheffield2,0472,3182,430
Shropshire2,0192,1972,332
Slough2,4312,6442,809
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Solihull2,0312,1642,277
Somerset2,1032,2722,417
South Gloucestershire2,0442,1902,352
South Tyneside2,0332,2502,532
Southampton2,2762,5022,672
Southend-on-Sea2,3512,5872,685
Southwark2,7013,1833,365
St. Helens2,0242,2752,507
Staffordshire2,0012,1202,237
Stockport1,9602,1402,272
Stockton on Tees2,0842,3522,521
Stoke-on-Trent2,0072,2462,466
Suffolk2,1632,3252,440
Sunderland2,0982,2712,489
Surrey2,1122,2942,473
Sutton2,2952,4662,605
Swindon1,9752,2332,285
Tameside1,9952,2182,397
Telford and Wrekin2,1372,2842,428
Thurrock2,2172,3902,586
Torbay2,0492,2322,391
Tower Hamlets3,0443,5953,858
Trafford2,0442,2202,397
Wakefield1,8932,1692,349
Walsall2,1272,3002,456
Waltham Forest2,6522,8963,201
Wandsworth2,8013,0803,302
Warrington2,0442,2192,351
Warwickshire2,0692,2662,382
West Berkshire2,1632,3762,518
West Sussex2,1482,2932,510
Westminster2,8163,2883,622
Wigan2,1602,3492,505
Wiltshire2,0262,1852,260
Windsor and Maidenhead2,1742,3862,548
Wirral2,0912,2792,542
Wokingham2,0992,2822,424
Wolverhampton2,2042,3892,566
Worcestershire1,9662,1672,301
York2,1022,2562,399
England2,1622,3732,546


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