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Margaret Hodge: The Higher Education Funding Council for England issues capital grants to higher education institutions including those with medical schools, which are used for a number of purposes. The Department of Health has provided additional NHS research and development funding to the NHS Trusts associated with some of the new medical schools to facilitate the development of the research infrastructure in those localities.
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The Government are committed to all children having two hours of high quality physical education (PE) and school sport a week, within and outside the curriculum. The Specialist Sports College and the School Sport Co-ordinator programmes are helping schools make that a reality. From September 1.8 million pupils will be benefiting from the School Sport Co-ordinator programme within 142 partnerships with nearly 750 co-ordinators and over 3500 primary or special school link teachers.
The Department for Education and Skills does not collect data on the number of schools in Somerset that are providing the two hour entitlement. However, we do know that Somerset currently has 1 School Sport Co-ordinator partnership (with 6 co-ordinators) and King Arthur's Community School will begin operating this September as a Sport College. Nationally we estimate that about 25 per cent. of schoolsthose within School Sport Co-ordinator Partnershipsare offering their pupils access to the two hour entitlement. However, an audit due to take place during the autumn term will check this assumption.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list for each LEA where EMAs have been introduced the amount of resources allocated for discretionary awards in each of year since 1997. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 5 July 2002]: Prior to 199899, funding for discretionary support was made within the Education SSA. This is not broken down into specific funding lines and individual LEA allocations are therefore not available. In 1999, discretionary funding for young people post-16 in schools was transferred to the School Access Funds. The amount of School Access Funds made available to LEAs for discretionary support in the EMA pilot areas is set out in the table.
Separate allocations of Access Funds are also made available to colleges, including sixth form colleges. The amounts are listed in the Further Education Funding Council and Learning and Skills Council Circulars (FEFC Circulars 97/32, 98/29, 99/27,00/14, LSC Circular 01/08).
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|Original pilotsSeptember 1999|
|Stoke on Trent||n/a||5,000||5,000||7,019|
|Pilots from September 2000|
|Barking and Dagenham||31,952||56,794||16,059||20,050|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||30,002||31,233||11,028||12,927|
|Kingston upon Hull||6,589||11,267||5,000||6,395|
|North East Lincolnshire||5,000||9,453||5,000||6,603|
(12) Figures shown are for the whole of Lancashire
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(13) £30 per week, £50 termly retention bonus, (up to) £50 achievement bonus,'cut off' threshold of £30,000
(14) £40 per week, £50 termly retention bonus, (up to) £50 achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £30,000
(15) £30 per week to the parent, £50 termly retention bonus, (up to) £50 achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £30,000
(16) £30 per week, £80 termly retention bonus, (up to) £140 achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £30,000
(17) £30 per week, £50 termly retention bonus, (up to) £50 achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £20,000
(18) £30 per week, £50 termly retention bonus, (up to) £50 achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £25,000
(19) Free transport, £50 termly retention and (up to) £50 achievement bonus (2 areas), £80 termly retention and (up to) £140 achievement bonus (1 area), 'cut off' threshold of £30,000
(20) £20 per week, eligible to receive discount on transport costs, no retention bonus, no achievement bonus, 'cut off' threshold of £30,000
|East of England||0||2,301||4,459|
|Yorkshire and The Humber||1,536||15,001||21,569|
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