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34. Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the proportion of education funding which goes (a) directly to schools and (b) to local education authorities. 
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Ms Estelle Morris: Maintained schools receive delegated funding, and in 2000-01 this amounts to 84.2 per cent. of local education authorities' local school budgets. This includes devolved Standards Fund moneys. We have set a target of a minimum 85 per cent. delegation for 2001-02 and 87 per cent. for 2002-03. In addition, schools have received amounts ranging from £3,000 to £50,000 per school as School Standards Grant; this will continue for the next three years. In 2001-02 a typical primary school will receive £20,000 and a typical secondary school £60,000.
Mr. Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the total amount spent on (a) nursery and (b) pre-school education in (i) England in 1980 to 2000 and (ii) Wales in 1980 to 1998. 
Ms Hodge [holding answer 11 December 2000]: Total Government expenditure on under-fives in England is estimated to increase by £1 billion in 2003-04 compared with 1996-97. All four-year-olds already have a guaranteed early education place. The Government have made a commitment to provide a free nursery education place for all three-year-olds by 2004.
The following table gives, in real terms at 1999-2000 prices, local education authority current expenditure on under-fives (including rising fives) in England from 1979-80 through to 1999-2000, including the nursery voucher scheme funding of £636 million in 1997-98. These figures include all local authority expenditure on nursery and pre-school education, including funding from sources outside that specifically allocated for this purpose.
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Mr. Gordon Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Blackpool, South constituency of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Mr. Wills: Blackpool LEA achieved unitary status on 1 April 1998 following local government reorganisation. It is therefore difficult to make statistical comparisons from 1997 to 2000. Outlined are details of the effect on the Blackpool, South constituency and Blackpool LEA of a range of the Department's policies.
There is a Sure Start programme centred on Mereside. There is a strong emphasis on community capacity building, particularly through training both to increase self-confidence and to promote self-sufficiency. Parents and grandparents are involved in providing some of the services, such as running storytelling and rhyme clubs. The programme has received total funding of up to £1,950,070.
The September 2000 figure shows that in Blackpool there are now only 192 (4.1 per cent.) pupils remaining in infant classes of 31 or more. The figure in January 1997 was 2,369 (45.4 per cent.). Key Stage Test Results
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for one year. The schools worked together to explore "The Development of Blackpool and its Relationship to Tourism". The project involved most areas of the curriculum with emphases on History, Geography, Science, Art, Mathematics and English.
Collegiate High School--This project (supported by NDS) was signed during summer 2000 between the school, LEA and Uforia (private contractor). Work commenced on 11 September and is expected to be completed by 7 May 2001. The project is to construct an indoor sports centre on the school grounds, which will also be available to another special school. The private sector partner will contribute capital and be granted a lease to operate the upgraded facilities out of school hours. The school currently pays rent for indoor sports facilities. Total value of the project is £1,200,000 (£750,000 NDS and £450,000 private sector contribution).
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Under 16s included in 16-18 figures; where age unknown, included in adult figures
1996-97: Individualised Student Record 10 (December 1997)
1997-98: Individualised Student Record 13 (December 1998)
1998-99: Individualised Student Record 16 (December 1999)
for all FEFC funded institutions
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(4) Foundation Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as National Traineeships, were introduced nationally in September 1997.
(5) Advanced Modern Apprenticeships, formerly known as Modern Apprenticeships, were introduced nationally in September 1995.
(6) To date.
WBTYP trainee database
1. The Trainee Database System (TDS), from which these data are taken, is less complete than Management Information supplied to the Department by Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) (around 95 per cent.).
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Labour Market Data
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