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Teachers' Pay

Mr. Dawson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she intends to make information available to schools on the level of financial support for the teachers' pay award next year. [31295]

Mr. Timms: The pay award will be funded from schools' general budgets. The effective increase in Education Standard Spending is 5.7 per cent. for 2002–03 compared with an estimated cost of the pay settlement of 4 per cent. It is for local education authorities to notify schools formally of the level of their budgets in 2002–03 by 31 March.

SSA (Cambridgeshire)

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the Cambridgeshire local education authority spend on education above SSA per pupil for the primary and secondary sectors, and in total, for 1990–91 to 2000–02 and projected for the financial year 2002–03, adjusted for inflation at current values. [29507]

Mr. Timms [holding answer 22 January 2002]: The following table contains the latest available information:

Real terms figures(68)

NCE per pupil
Pre Primary/Primary1,6401,7902,1302,1002,1902,1802,1202,0302,0902,200
SSA per pupil
Pre Pri/Primary1,7901,9602,0101,9702,0101,9902,0301,9102,0802,190

(68) All figures are in real terms at 2000–01 prices, and rounded to the nearest £10.


1. Information for 2000–02 and 2002–03 is not yet available and as a result it is not possible to arrive at a projection.

2. Figures for 1990–91 to 1998–99 include grant maintained schools. Figures for 1999–2000 include ex-GM schools.

3. Expenditure data for 1999–2000 is taken from S52 outturn statements completed by local education authorities and returned to DfES. Data for all previous years is taken from DETR's Revenue Outturn Returns.

4. For the years 1990–91 to 1992–93, Net Current Expenditure after recharges was not recorded in the RO1. Net Recurrent Expenditure is used for these years. Therefore, per pupil figures for these years may not be strictly comparable with the later years.

5. SSA figures implicitly cover funding for Special Schools, and there is no split available for special schools.

6. The NCE figures provided here are for pre primary/primary and secondary only. Hence the two sets of figures are not comparable

7. Pupil numbers used in calculating per pupil figures are financial year averages, based on January Annual School Census returns.

8. Pupil numbers for secondary schools for 1990–91, 1991–92 and 1992–93 include sixth form colleges; these ceased to be classified as schools in April 1993.

9. Cambridgeshire was re-organised in 1998–99.


Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many adults aged over 25 years are without access to training, broken down by region expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) the total figure, ranked in descending order according to percentage figures for the period in which the latest figures are available. [30578]

John Healey: Set out is information from the National Adult Learning Survey (NALS2001). It shows the number of people (in thousands) aged 26 and over who are classed as non-learners. A non-learner is someone who has not

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taken part in any of the NALS-defined learning activities over the past three years. The information is not available for Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Government office regionPercentage of GOR who are non-learnersNumber (Thousand)Population in GOR (Thousand)
Yorkshire and Humberside411,3733,349
North West371,6954,543
North East376371,713
West Midlands351,2513,545
East Midlands349662,832
South West301,0133,394
South East251,3475,473

It is important to note that most of these non-learners have chosen not to do any learning or are restricted by family/work circumstances. They are not usually non- learners as a result of access problems.In terms of factors that might restrict access, some of the access-related obstacles to learning (not mutually exclusive) mentioned by non-learners include:

Qualifications (19-year-olds)

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many 19-year-olds there are without a basic qualification, broken down by region, expressed as (a) a percentage and (b) total number, ranked in descending order according to percentages for the latest date for which figures are available. [30592]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information readily available has been derived from the Labour Force Survey and is given in the table.

Estimates of the numbers and proportions of 19-year-olds(67) with no qualifications by region, 2000–01, United Kingdom

Population aged 19 (Thousand)Numbers with no qualifications (Thousand)Proportion with no qualifications(68) (Percentage)
United Kingdom726618
Home countries
Northern Ireland2329
Government office regions
East Midlands55610
West Midlands61610
Yorkshire and the Humber6158
North West7457
South East10177
North East3826
South West5936


1. Due to small sample sizes, the proportion of 19 to 21-year-olds with no qualifications have been used as a proxy for 19-year-olds without qualifications.

2. Estimates of the proportion with no qualifications are subject to sampling error. Figures are accurate to:

±1 percentage point for UK and England estimates (eg estimate for England lies between 7 per cent. and 9 per cent.),

±2 percentage points for Yorkshire, London, North West, South East, South West and Scotland estimates,

±3 percentage points for East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, North East and Wales estimates, and

±4 percentage points for the Northern Ireland estimate (eg the proportion lies between 5 per cent. and 13 per cent.)


DfES estimates from the Labour Force Survey, averaged data—winter 2000–01 to autumn 2001

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Excellence in Cities

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the Standards Fund and Excellence in Cities allocations for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001–02 and the provisional indication of allocations for 2002–03. [31473]

Mr. Timms: The following table shows allocations for the Standards Fund and Excellence in Cities for the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001–02, and the provisional allocations so far announced for 2002–03. The figures include both Government and local authority contributions.

2001–02 Standards fund allocations for City of Newcastle upon
Tyne council

Adult: Pupil Ratios in Reception Classes685,209
Advanced Skills Teachers162,500
Beacon Schools116,500
Children in Public Care44,317
Children of Asylum Seekers57,500
City Learning Centres1,200,000
Class Size Recurrent Funding1,319,707
Devolved Capital2,025,164
Drug Prevention69,510
Early Years Training and Development72,002
Education Health Partnerships31,689
Ethnic Minority Achievement613,453
Family Literacy and Numeracy45,200
Fresh Start250,000
Gifted and Talented Children Summer Schools18,000
Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers278,145
Information Management Strategy146,998
Key Stage 3: National Implementation288,063
LEA Music Services234,600
Literacy and Numeracy Summer Schools70,000
Maintained Nursery School Service119,189
National Curriculum88,062
National Grid for Learning1,145,169
NDS Condition Funding1,701,927
Performance Management146,664
Playing for Success50,000
Primary Literacy and Numeracy Strategies1,031,147
Schools Achievement Awards266,280
School Improvement961,000
School Laboratories339,716
School Leadership125,647
School Security107,799
Seed Capital Challenge192,864
Sick Children12,662
Small Education Action Zones318,120
Small Schools Fund328,591
Social Inclusion: Pupil Support1,405,300
Special Educational Needs462,163
Specialist Schools1,099,620
Study Support287,697
Supported Early Retirement Scheme for Heads40,000
Teachers' Sabbaticals90,000
Teaching Assistants1,094,654
Teenage Pregnancies100,900
Traveller Children Achievement31,502
Year 6 Booster Classes222,892
Year 9 Booster Classes54,000
Youth Service11,650
Excellence in Cities
Excellence in Cities: Excellence Challenge262,334
Excellence in Cities: Secondary(67)1,903,000

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2002–03 Standards fund allocations for City of Newcastle upon
Tyne council

Adult: Pupil Ratios in Reception Classes298,958
Advanced Skills Teachers (ASTs)128,250
Beacon Schools154,500
Capital Funding for Nursery Education in Disadvantaged Areas98,178
Class Size Initiative31,875
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention73,107
Early Years Training and Development72,002
Education Health Partnerships32,439
Ethnic Minority Achievement613,453
Gifted and Talented Summer Schools18,000
Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers327,117
KS3 Strategy and Summer Schools891,734
LEA Music Services403,926
National Grid for Learning1,580,283
NDS Condition Funding2,609,476
NDS Devolved Formula Capital1,435,678
New School Security Projects49,051
Performance Management and Threshold Assessment150,829
Playing for Success50,000
Primary Literacy and Numeracy Strategies926,761
School Improvement1,056,250
Seed Challenge Capital322,740
Sick Children and Children in Public Care63,567
Small Schools Fund376,000
Social Inclusion: Pupil Support1,445,949
Special Educational Needs514,894
Study Support480,658
Teacher Recruitment Incentives96,115
Teacher Sabbaticals162,000
Teaching Assistants1,086,584
Teenage Pregnancies56,646
Traveller Children Achievement31,502
Year 6 Booster Classes224,658
Excellence in Cities
Excellence in Cities: Excellence Challenge594,094
Excellence in Cities: Primary and Secondary(69)2,033,663

(69) Including Gifted and Talented Children, Learning Support Units and Learning Mentors

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