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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what financial assistance will be offered to local education authorities where a significant proportion of children do not speak English as their first language in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. 
The ethnic minority achievement grant (EMAG) is a ring-fenced grant which provides a contribution towards additional support for underachieving ethnic minority pupils and support for those pupils for whom English is an additional language. The total grant for 2007-08 is £179 million. The dedicated schools grant (DSG) gives local authorities allocations for multi-year periods: the
allocations for 2007-08 will depend on pupil numbers in schools in January 2007, and the guaranteed unit of funding set in December 2005, which is set out as follows, is influenced by the number of children for whom English is an additional language in the authority.
The formula used to calculate Schools Formula Spending Share for 2005-06 and previous years took account of the extra spending needed by those authorities with populations of children for whom English is an additional language, and from low- performing ethnic minority groups. Approximately £435 million of the £24.6 billion Schools FSS for 2005-06 was distributed on the basis of numbers of children in these two categories. Since the formula for dedicated schools grant starts from local authorities' spending on schools for 2005-06, that will also take account of the extra spending needed by authorities with such children.
When we have the results of the spending review in summer 2007, we will set indicative allocations for a three-year period for 2008-09 to 2010-11, which will be finalised when we have the pupil numbers for each year. We will be consulting in spring 2007as part of the new school funding arrangements from 2008-09on new arrangements for distributing DSG to local authorities.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Government funding per head has been provided to local education authorities for children in (a) Shropshire, (b) Herefordshire, (c) Staffordshire, (d) Warwickshire and (e) Gloucestershire in 2006-07. 
|2006-07 DSG guaranteed unit of funding|
1. The majority of funding for schools is delivered through the dedicated schools grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006. The DSG offers a guaranteed amount per pupil, and these figures are given in the table above.
2. Funding through revenue grants has not been included in the figures.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the national average percentage of candidates achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics was in the last 12 months, broken down by ethnic origin of candidates. 
|Ethnic group||Eligible pupils||5+ A*-C inc. E and M|
|(1) Includes information refused or not obtained.|
|GCSEs or equivalent( 2)|
|9 or more||10 or more||11 or more||12 or more||13 or more||14 or more|
|(1) Pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year, i.e. 31 August. (2) 1997 to 2003 include GCSEs/GNVQs. 2004 onwards include GCSEs and other equivalences approved pre-16. (3) Data for 2006 is provisional. Data for all other years is final.|
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on (a) primary education and (b) nursery education in each year since 1990-91 in 2004-05 prices; what the estimated expenditure is for 2006-07 in 2004-05 prices; and if he will make a statement. 
|Education expenditure( 1,2) by central and local government( 3) for under 5s and within primary schools in real terms( 4 ) in England 1990-91 to 2005-06 (£ million), excluding Ofsted expenditure|
|Schools( 5 ) current( 6)|
|Under fives( 7)||Primary|
|(1) Figures within departmental expenditure limits (DEL). Excludes DfES administration costs and expenditure on areas other than education, for instance on children and families and on skills. Figures for 1998-99 onwards are resource-based. Central Government figures for 1995-96 to 1997-98 are cash-based.|
(2) Differences between the totals above and the figures for primary education spending in HM Treasurys Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) Report are the result of (a) data coverage: the exclusion of Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) items in the above table, (b) definitional differences: Departmental administration costs and Ofsted spending on education are both classified as education are both classified as education spending under UN Classification of Functions Government (COFOG) international definitionsthe above table excludes these, (c) reclassifications made since Budget 2006 of Connexions spending to social protection and Adult Education spend to training in line with UN COFOG definitions. The next scheduled HMT National Statistics release will update education spending to take account of these reclassifications, (d) further minor data coverage and timing differences.
(3) The recurrent local authority figures in this table are drawn from the Local Government Expenditure table of the Departmental Annual Report (table 8.3 of the 2006 DAR); the footnotes to that table set out the underlying data sources. The blank rows denote the changes from the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions education Revenue Outturn return (the RO1) to Section 52 Outturn Statements 1999-2000 and arising from the review of the Section 52 categories in 2002-03 following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting to schools.
(4) Sources of the figures in the table are as follows: 1997-98 to 2005-06 from the Education Select Committee table, 1995-96 to 1996-97 from the November 2005 Education Bulletin, 1993-94 to 1994-95 from the November 2004 Bulletin, 1989-90 to 1992-93 from the Departmental Reports.
(5) All figures have been converted to 2005-06 price levels using 27 September 2006 gross domestic product (GDP) deflators. The base year of these figures is 2005-06, not 2004-05, so the figures are in 2005-06 prices.
(6) Includes expenditure on county, voluntary aided, special agreement, grant-maintained schools, city technology colleges and other specialist schools. Central Government funding on grant-maintained schools has been apportioned to under-fives, primary and secondary sectors using pupil numbers.
(7) Figures from 2003-04 onwards reflect the transfer of responsibility from the Department to LEAs of costs relating to teachers pensions.
(8) Provisional outturn.
(9) Estimated outturn.
As we can only project forecasts figures one year on from the outturn statements, we only have figures available for up to 2005-06.
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