Mr. Alton : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) when he expects to make an announcement on the proposal to turn the Blue Coat school, Liverpool, into a four-term entry school ; (2) when he received the submission to alter the size of the Blue Coat school, Liverpool ; what was the last date for objection ; and what is the average length of time it takes to process an application.
My right hon. Friend received the governors' submission on 20 July 1989. The period of statutory objection to the proposals ended on 18 September 1989. The current average length of time for the consideration of statutory proposals is about six months.
|Number of children |Per cent. of |under five in nursery|estimated 3 and |schools and classes |4-year-old population ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hounslow |3,786 |65 Walsall |4,148 |58 Wolverhampton |3,860 |58 Newham |4,086 |55 Manchester |7,154 |55 Cleveland |8,847 |54 North Tyneside |2,505 |53 Salford |3,140 |52 South Tyneside |1,986 |51 Liverpool |6,190 |49
Dr. Kim Howells : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the remit he has given to the interim advisory committee regarding the total cost of recommendations on school teachers' pay and allowances has been reflected in the education components of standard spending assessments for 1990-91 ; if he will make a statement on the distribution of the relevant provision between (a) London and south-east England, (b) all other regions of England and (c) Wales ; what amount and proportion of relevant provision has been allocated to each of (a), (b) and (c) above ; and what percentage increase this represents in each case.
Mr. Alan Howarth : Education standard spending for England for 1990- 91 allows in full for the remit given in September to the interim advisory committee, the English element of which was £563 million. Education standard spending, net of specific grants, is distributed between authorities on the basis of client numbers adjusted by factors which allow for local circumstances. These factors include an area cost adjustment which takes account of differential labour costs as between inner London, outer London, south-eastern counties and the rest of England. The area cost adjustment factors are set out in annex F of the Revenue Support Grant Distribution Report (England). The basis of the standard spending assessment in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list those local education authorities whose schemes for local management of schools have been (a) approved, (b) rejected and (c) upon which no decision has been made.
Mrs. Rumbold : We have announced our approval decisions on all 97 local education authorities' LMS schemes which were submitted last autumn. The following local education authorities have either received formal approval for their schemes or are being consulted on modifications prior to approval for implementation in April 1990 : Avon
Barking and Dagenham
Isle of Wight
LEAs whose schemes cannot be approved in their present form are Croydon, Hereford and Worcester, Hertfordshire, the Isles of Scilly, Leicestershire and Newham.