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Education Maintenance Allowance

Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people who are not resident in the United Kingdom were receiving the education maintenance allowance in the latest period for which figures are available. [189557]

Jim Knight: Young people who are not resident in the UK are not eligible to apply for education maintenance allowance (EMA) unless they are from a British forces family and attending a service children’s education (SCE) school overseas.

The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) operates the EMA for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold information about payments made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the LSC’s Chief Executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 4 March 2008:

Education Maintenance Allowance: Expenditure

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the expenditure by his Department was on the education maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction, broken down by income decile of recipients' parents. [188729]

Jim Knight: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), who operate the education maintenance allowance (EMA) for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and hold the information about and payments and expenditure made under the scheme. Mark Haysom, the LSC's chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 6 March 2008:

£
Household income per annum 2004-05 Household income per annum 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 Weekly EMA payment

Up to 19,630

Up to 20,817

30

19,631 to 24,030

20,818 to 25,521

20

24,031 to 30,000

25,522 to 30,810

10

Over 30,000

Over 30,810

Nil


EMA expenditure in each academic year, England
£ million
Band 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07( 1) 2007-08

30

195.8

279.8

344.3

202.8

20

17.3

25.1

28.5

16.1

10

9.4

11.4

12.3

6.9

Total

222.5

316.3

385.1

225.7

(1) To end February 2008

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Education Maintenance Allowance: Fraud

Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many fraudulent claims of education maintenance allowance there were in each year since 1999-2000. [164382]

Jim Knight: After extensive piloting, the education maintenance allowance was rolled out nationally from September 2004. Responsibility for operating the education maintenance allowance, and implementing and maintaining a strategy for managing the risk of fraud, transferred to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) on 1 April 2005. Mark Haysom, the LSC's chief executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 22 November 2007:


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Number of fraudulent claims established Amount recovered (£)

2004-05

0

0

2005-06

15

1,120

2006-07

15

1,170

2007-08 (to date)

1

0


English Language: Finance

Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding was provided to each local authority for the provision of English as a foreign language teaching in each year since 1997. [193328]

Jim Knight: The Government provide funding for new arrivals and EAL children in schools through two main routes. The first is an unringfenced element within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for primary schools and the second is a substantial provision for EAL through the ringfenced Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EMAG).

The following spreadsheet shows the sums provided to each authority through EMAG. Data are only available from 1999.


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Allocations for Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant each year since 1999-2000
£
Total Allocation( 1)
Local authority 1999-2000 2000-01( 1) 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Corporation of London

108,500

107,415

107,415

107,415

107,415

107,415

106,113

105,462

104,811

Camden

2.931,900

3,102,868

2,931,900

2,931,900

2,931,900

2,931,900

2,830,984

2,820,626

2,820,626

Greenwich

1,783,616

1,866,510

1,912,505

1,912,505

1,912,505

2,048,839

2,294,525

2,431,705

2,562,171

Hackney

4,299,222

4,442,766

4,299,222

4,299,222

4,299,222

4,510,578

4,510,578

4,510,578

4,627,167

Hammersmith and Fulham

940,880

1,189,642

1,202,577

1,202,577

1,202,577

1,349,811

1,747,200

1,938,761

2,071,664

Islington

2,529,175

2,529,175

2,529,175

2,529,175

2,529,175

2,679,211

2,833,729

2,941,473

3,078,838

Kensington and Chelsea

1,177,506

1,219,975

1,164,506

1,164,506

1,164,506

1,220,007

1,264,995

1,303,156

1,360,649

Lambeth

3,436,055

3,603,405

3,402,055

3,402,055

3,402,055

3,641,709

3,997,186

4,206,123

4,421,830

Lewisham

2,211,561

2,543,947

2,698,457

2,698,457

2,698,457

2,856,268

3,090,629

3,253,408

3,395,732

Southwark

1,431,818

1,910,192

2,053,869

2,053,869

2,053,869

2,429,505

3,735,045

4,333,427

4,690,306

Tower Hamlets

8,125,390

8,095,454

8,044,136

8,044,136

8,044,136

8,437,623

8,437,623

8,437,623

8,665,220

Wandsworth

1,912,879

2,163,323

2,332,179

2,332,179

2,332,179

2,446,492

2,569,965

2,660,780

2,782,700

Westminster

2,151,538

2,136,538

2,136,538

2,136,538

2,136,538

2,305,676

2,664,249

2,853,890

3,017,074

Barking

662,475

672,625

634,870

634,870

634,870

699,613

1,040,865

1,198,271

1,294,123

Barnet

1,459,113

1,190,476

1,913,572

1,913,572

1,913,572

2,002,532

2,239,468

2,372,173

2,499,053

Bexley

179,781

313,705

273,969

273,969

273,969

290,652

378,085

420,134

449,124

Brent

2,370,904

2,804,240

2,991,961

2,991,961

2,991,961

3,238,458

4,027,377

4,416,301

4,702,371

Bromley

51,161

166,547

112,808

112,808

112,808

146,707

338,189

422,717

466,722

Croydon

2,032,254

2,163,023

2,107,095

2,107,095

2,107,095

2,211,492

2,471,781

2,617,745

2,757,591

Ealing

2,949,203

3,556,921

3,701,735

3J01,735

3,701,735

3,882,071

4,045,735

4,175,977

4,363,008

Enfield

2,293,602

2,357,497

2,476,533

2,476,533

2,476,533

2,613,754

2,979,838

3,177,463

3,354,398

Haringey

3,337,039

3,526,622

3,599,985

3,599,985

3,599,985

3,846,606

4,348,194

4,623,066

4,876,048

Harrow

863,751

1,214,881

1,263,821

1,263,821

1,263,821

1,324,360

1,562,055

1,684,617

1,784,674

Havering

75,640

131,090

109,926

109,926

109,926

118,233

177,740

205,130

221,694

Hillingdon

629,631

872,091

792,240

792,240

792,240

845,995

1,081,611

1,195,895

1,276,512

Hounslow

1,829,207

2,279,528

2,360,138

2,360,138

2,360,138

2,416,406

2,452,024

2,504,630

2,607,840

Kingston Upon Thames

222,389

309,329

312,690

312,690

312,690

312,690

326,902

337,835

353,106

Merton

803,895

913,930

989,608

989,608

989,608

989,608

989,608

989,608

991,759

Newham

253,058

1,038,976

1,410,781

3,333,858

3,333,858

3,950,127

5,988,205

6,924,770

7,488,154

Redbridge

1,965,442

2,228,929

2,417,966

2,417,966

2,417,966

2,417,966

2,536,702

2,625,041

2,744,882

Richmond Upon Thames

76,785

164,041

142,621

142,621

142,621

157,018

233,837

269,263

290,821

Sutton

151,345

301,005

229,067

229,067

229,067

242,953

317,531

353,321

377,850

Waltham Forest

2,054,111

2,426,419

2,557,579

2,557,579

2,557,579

2,715,776

3,027,079

3,202,743

3,372,816

Birmingham

5,908,043

7,288,725

8,211,164

8,211,164

8,211,164

9,110,045

11,794,368

13,088,224

13,985,663

Coventry

3,208,635

3,208,635

3,208,635

3,208,635

3,208,635

3,208,635

3,041,387

2,957,763

2,874,139

Dudley

1,679,723

1,679,723

1,679,723

1,679,723

1,679,723

1,679,723

1,517,113

1,435,808

1,354,504

Sandwell

331,689

1,594,539

1,736,068

1,736,068

1,736,068

1,814,722

1,894,601

1,956,933

2,045,035

Solihull

73,120

39,978

39,978

39,978

53,154

141,274

179,953

199,633

Walsall

1,962,120

1,962,120

1,962,120

1,962,120

1,962,120

1,962,120

1,809,607

1,733,350

1,657,094

Wolverhampton

2,498,696

3,566,228

2,498,696

2,498,696

2,498,696

2,498,696

2,360,424

2,291,288

2,222,152

Knowsley

4,002

6,760

6,760

6,760

35,000

37,862

39,631

41,594

Liverpool

444,014

519,083

573,262

573,262

573,262

636,833

800,301

880,359

938,275

St. Helens

27,343

86,914

34,064

34,064

34,064

35,000

37,237

38,738

40,577

Sefton

79,841

13,525

13,525

13,525

35,000

35,000

60,934

65,867

Wirral

12,340

20,631

20,631

20,631

35,000

86,176

108,703

120,296

Bolton

938,052

1,147,765

1,052,062

1,052,062

1,052,062

1,052,062

909,047

909,047

909,047

Bury

487,320

539,266

487,320

487,320

487,320

487,320

390,074

365,215

365,215

Manchester

2,988,148

3,305,363

3,013,363

3,013,363

3,013,363

3,293,657

3,974,538

4,317,900

4,584,630

Oldham

2,423,068

2,423,934

2,403,068

2,403,068

2,403,068

2,403,068

2,264,101

2,194,618

2,125,134

Rochdale

1,490,703

1,608,763

1,490,703

1,490,703

1,490,703

1,490,703

1,364,399

1,301,247

1,257,291

Salford

94,732

206,052

125,078

125,078

125,078

139,637

208,504

240,246

259,528

Stockport

114,892

103,080

120,653

120,653

120,653

130,108

174,581

195,695

209,735

Tameside

531,905

646,649

531,905

531,905

531,905

531,905

406,252

394,186

394,186

Trafford

421,131

518,210

523,308

523,308

523,308

523,308

447,074

447,074

447,074

Wigan

121,503

243,818

121,503

121,503

121,503

121,503

89,076

89,076

89,076

Barnsley

81,322

11,316

11,316

11,316

35,000

41,415

44,712

47,383

Doncaster

139,870

324,711

174,730

174,730

174,730

184,533

193,235

199,822

208,896

Rotherham

628,345

667,136

628,345

628,345

628,345

628,345

479,546

409,602

409,602

Sheffield

1,870,859

2,018,222

1,870,859

1,870,859

1,870,859

1,870,859

1,641,373

1,641,373

1,641,373

Bradford

7,569,000

7,788,980

7,569,000

7,569,000

7,569,000

7,569,000

7,280,251

7,135,876

6,991,501

Calderdale

1,150,746

1,150,746

1,150,746

1,150,746

1,150,746

1,150,746

1,037,602

981,031

924,459

Kirklees

4,152,833

4,187,568

4,152,833

4,152,833

4,152,833

4,152,833

3,933,893

3,824,423

3,714,953

Leeds

1,186,136

1,704,706

1,512,802

1,512,802

1,512,802

1,579,478

1,701,784

1,778,712

1,865,915

Wakefield

474,288

563,667

474,288

474,288

474,288

474,288

305,872

254,234

254,234

Gateshead

54,404

128,279

65,549

65,549

65,549

69,375

81,521

87,809

92,990

Newcastle Upon Tyne

504,213

600,263

613,453

613,453

613,453

644,179

699,383

733,044

769,670

North Tyneside

155,504

198,051

161,012

161,012

161,012

161,012

95,391

95,391

95,391

South Tyneside

208,885

208,885

208,885

208,885

208,885

208,885

124,706

123,011

123,011

Sunderland

128,867

194,214

144,208

144,208

144,208

144,208

144,208

144,365

149,304

Isles of Scilly

0

63

63

63

0

0

0

0

Bath and North East Somerset

45,686

51,622

51,622

51,622

51,622

52,242

53,305

55,482

Bristol

1,126,875

1,036,269

1,036,269

1,036,269

1,036,269

1,036,269

1,036,269

1,045,689

1,084,372

North Somerset

14,479

18,253

18,253

18,253

35,000

35,603

36,402

37,914

South Gloucestershire

404,142

44,911

44,911

44,911

46,477

62,727

70,426

75,514

Hartlepool

23,221

23,722

25,807

25,807

25,807

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,000

Middlesbrough

459,107

612,787

454,607

454,607

454,607

454,607

446,661

446,661

446,661

Redcar and Cleveland

45,820

45,320

45,320

45,320

45,320

49,623

66,265

74,180

79,471

Stockton-on-Tees

197,972

195,418

195,418

195,418

195,418

195,418

148,068

148,068

148,068

Kingston-upon-Hull

51,694

52,791

60,019

60,019

60,019

68,643

104,008

120,261

130,041

East Riding of Yorkshire

387,330

19,690

19,690

19,690

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,868

North East Lincolnshire

43,476

43,476

43,476

43,476

43,476

43,549

47,387

49,708

52,205

North Lincolnshire

281,121

281,121

281,121

281,121

281,121

281,121

195,947

153,360

140,489

North Yorkshire

72,456

174,580

43,963

43,963

43,963

45,965

57,942

63,798

68,014

York

146,838

58,901

58,901

58,901

58,901

48,701

48,701

48,701

Bedfordshire

1,018,635

1,227,363

1,018,635

1,018,635

1,018,635

1,018,635

813,145

710,400

695,452

Luton

2,215,052

2,287,952

2,188,832

2,188,832

2,188,832

2,188,832

2,188,832

2,188,832

2,246,857

Buckinghamshire

1,594,891

1,803,612

1,594,891

1,594,891

1,594,891

1,594,891

1,346,796

1,222,748

1,098,700

Milton Keynes

384,562

480,419

467,667

467,667

467,667

467,667

468,196

475,643

494,349

Derbyshire

107,991

121,568

121,568

121,568

121,568

129,863

135,303

141,792

Derby City

1,741,890

1,911,083

1,653,054

1,653,054

1,653,054

1,653,054

1,525,097

1,461,119

1,409,218

Dorset

65,534

26,415

26,415

26,415

35,000

38,347

40,326

42,385

Poole

48,708

67,272

22,098

22,098

22,098

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,000

Bournemouth

24,909

31,284

31,284

31,284

35,000

62,670

75,098

82,006

Durham

336,146

92,529

92,529

92,529

92,529

89,729

89,729

89,729

Darlington

191,074

114,645

114,645

114,645

114,645

114,645

61,632

57,845

57,845

East Sussex

149,209

334,931

180,666

180,666

180,666

180,666

182,979

186,761

194,408

Brighton and Hove

247,270

247,270

247,270

247,270

247,270

247,270

255,648

263,064

274,569

Hampshire

177,125

397,838

250,513

250,513

250,513

250,513

273,691

287,516

302,100

Portsmouth

217,491

217,491

217,491

217,491

217,491

217,491

206,841

206,841

206,841

Southampton

483,237

483,237

483,237

483,237

483,237

483,237

483,237

483,237

487,132

Leicestershire

634,726

1,048,455

811,986

811,986

811,986

811,986

517,740

507,604

507,604

Leicester City

3,255,001

3,645,064

3,645,064

3,645,064

3,645,064

3,645,064

3,645,064

3,649,439

3,774,424

Rutland

0

1,630

0

1,630

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,000

Staffordshire

490,666

490,666

528,985

528,985

528,985

528,985

376,298

376,298

376,298

Stoke-on-Trent

614,112

614,112

614,112

614,112

614,112

614,112

614,112

614,112

616,112

Wiltshire

280,985

89,375

89,375

89,375

89,375

89,375

90,157

93,482

Swindon

178,352

128,473

142,712

142,712

142,712

142,712

162,060

172,575

182,108

Bracknell Forest

18,058

23,219

23,219

23,219

35,000

40,080

42,803

45,208

Windsor and Maidenhead

242,142

281,552

307,795

307,795

307,795

307,795

242,284

209,529

207,522

West Berkshire

20,692

26,541

26,541

26,541

35,000

44,775

49,514

52,855

Reading

503,353

480,975

480,975

480,975

480,975

480,975

478,124

478,124

478,124

Slough

1,084,527

1,238,694

1,344,916

1,344,916

1,344,916

1,344,916

1,268,479

1,260,765

1,260,765

Wokingham

25,109

297,927

72,947

72,947

72,947

72,947

85,906

92,600

98,085

Cambridgeshire

461,390

889,509

456,390

456,390

456,390

456,390

308,402

308,402

308,402

Peterborough

1,008,312

1,084,212

981,212

981,212

981,212

981,212

880,126

829,583

815,303

Cheshire

280,000

35,384

35,384

35,384

43,858

104,472

131,189

145,016

Halton

0

4,175

4,175

4,175

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,000

Warrington

110,886

108,886

108,886

108,886

108,886

108,886

71,499

71,499

71,499

Devon

17,597

325,827

36,839

36,839

36,839

42,109

71,676

85,028

92,597

Plymouth

108,390

108,390

108,390

108,390

108,390

113,674

122,200

127,617

133,838

Torbay

3,563

6,159

6,159

6,159

35,000

44,642

49,325

52,639

Essex

10,658

548,237

124,623

124,623

124,623

154,724

358,586

448,556

495,348

Southend-on-Sea

17,583

31,111

31,111

31,111

35,000

121,169

158,729

177,298

Thurrock

51,146

133,954

72,670

72,670

72,670

78,696

121,043

140,451

152,023

Herefordshire

2,019

3,480

3,480

3,480

35,000

35,000

35,000

35,000

Worcestershire

374,099

374,099

374,099

374,099

374,099

374,099

226,532

226,532

226,532

Kent

1,824,159

2,459,221

1,824,159

1,824,159

1,824,159

1,824,159

1,098,838

934,264

934,264

Medway

456,320

343,320

343,320

343,320

343,320

343,320

234,159

234,159

234,159

Lancashire

4,134,560

4,506,176

4,134,560

4,134,560

4,134,560

4,134,560

3,539,176

3,241,484

2,943,792

Blackburn with Darwen

2,069,706

2,069,706

2,069,706

2,069,706

2,069,706

2,069,706

1,977,126

1,930,837

1,884,547

Blackpool

5,176

8,491

8,491

8,491

35,000

45,818

51,006

54,554

Nottinghamshire

176,832

362,633

267,267

267,267

267,267

280,035

332,407

359,230

380,808

Nottingham City

1,989,797

2,004,797

1,973,797

1,973,797

1,973,797

1,973,797

1,972,504

1,972,504

1,972,504

Shropshire

35,230

39,608

39,608

39,608

39,608

39,608

39,608

40,798

Telford and Wrekin

216,498

211,140

228,496

228,496

228,496

228,496

228,496

229,109

237,074

Cornwall

124,501

10,843

10,843

10,843

35,000

43,732

48,024

51,157

Cumbria

86,920

12,900

12,900

12,900

35,000

45,719

50,865

54,393

Gloucestershire

329,641

534,935

361,118

361,118

361,118

361,118

261,826

261.826

261,826

Hertfordshire

2,272,207

2,841,259

2,272,207

2,272,207

2,272,207

2,272,207

1,707,656

1,426,981

1,426,981

Isle Of Wight

0

4,168

4,168

4,168

35,000

35,630

36,442

37,959

Lincolnshire

124,699

369,384

153,817

153,817

153,817

153,817

165,608

173,048

181,517

Norfolk

317,925

679,779

305,925

305,925

305,925

305,925

274,374

274,374

274,374

Northamptonshire

837,562

1,139,918

837,562

837,562

837,562

837,562

619,488

619,488

619,488

Northumberland

89,118

12,271

0

12,271

35,000

39,982

42,663

45,048

Oxfordshire

690,665

1,188,472

742,282

804,282

804,282

804,282

564,667

564,667

564,667

Somerset

94,353

246,840

94,353

94,353

94,353

94,353

75,170

75,170

75,170

Suffolk

357,869

519,886

356,984

356,984

356,984

356,984

304,845

304,845

304,845

Surrey

433,308

886,970

596,398

596,398

596,398

596,398

596,398

596,398

614,240

Warwickshire

1,498,412

1,498,412

1,498,412

1,498,412

1,498,412

1,498,412

1,249,272

1,124,701

1,000,131

West Sussex

312,228

571,061

430,072

430,072

430,072

430,072

321,352

321,352

321,352

139,274,586

162,946,443

153,907,740

155,878,916

155,892,817

162,128,510

168,595,841

173,631,602

178,625,674

(1) From 1999-2000 to 2005-06 figures include contributions from local authorities. From 2006-07 the grant has been fully paid by the Government.

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