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The figures shown in the following table are taken from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006. They are not comparable with the 2000-01 to 2005-06 figures quoted because the introduction of the DSG in 2006-07 fundamentally changed how local authorities are funded. This change does not affect the comparability of the other non-DSG grants identified above, although there are some year-on-year changes in terms of what grants were provided.
The 2000-01 to 2005-06 figures quoted above are based on Education Formula Spending (EFS), which formed the education part of the Local Government Finance Settlement, plus various grants. The DSG is based on planned spend. In addition, the DSG has a different coverage from EFS, which comprises a schools block and an LEA block (to cover LEA central functions) whereas DSG only covers the school block. LEA block items are still funded through DCLG's Local Government Finance Settlement, but education items cannot be separately identified. Consequently, there is a break in the Department's time series as the two sets of data are not comparable.
To provide a comparison for 2006-07 DSG, the Department has isolated the schools block equivalent funding in 2005-06. This is the basis for the 2005-06 baseline figure quoted; as described this does not represent the totality of 'education' funding in that year. The grants associated with the 2005-06 DSG baseline are the same as those given with the EFS figure above: Standards Fund, Budget Support Grant, Transitional Support Grant, School Standards Grant and LSC funding.
Revenue funding from the DSG, Standards Fund, School Standards Grant, Schools Standards Grant (Personalisation) and the Learning and Skills Council for years 2006-07 to 2007-08 for Westminster local authority are provided in the following table along with the comparable figures based on the 2005-06 DSG baseline. The figures are for all funded pupils aged 3-19 and are in real terms.
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1. This covers funding through the Dedicated Schools Grant, School Standards Grant, School Standards Grant (Personalisation) and Standards Fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LA level.
2. Price Base: Real terms as at 2006-07, based on GDP deflators as at 26.09.07
3. These figures are for all funded pupils aged 3-19
4. DSG, Other Grants and Total figures have been rounded to the nearest £0.1 million.
5. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 419W, on work experience, how much schools have spent on education business partnership organisations in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: Education business partnership organisations are funded via the LSC, with £25 million for 2007-08, to provide the supply of employers necessary to support work-related learning, including work experience placements. The figures for previous years were:
Schools and colleges can choose to spend elements of their own funding on the services they provide over and above that distributed by the LSC. Most schools and colleges will pay for some of the costs incurred by education business partnership organisations in delivering their services, for example, to carry out health and safety risk assessments. However, there is no centrally held data about how much this amounts to.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of teenage mothers aged under 18 years were in (a) paid
employment and (b) full-time education in each year since 1997; 
Beverley Hughes: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1911W. The EU Youth in Action Programme has five separate activities which are Youth for Europe, European Voluntary Service, Youth in the World, Youth Support Measures, and European Co-operation in the Youth Field.
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has provided for each London borough to support the provision of youth services in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 1999-2000. 
Beverley Hughes: The Government do not set a budget for spending on youth services. Local authorities receive funding from Government through the revenue support grant for youth services, but it is up to them to decide how much funding should be spent based on government priorities and local needs.
|The Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations - Budgeted net expenditure by London local authorities on youth services( 1) : 1999-2000 to 2008-09( 2, 3) , cash terms figures( 3, 4) as reported by local authorities as at 25 J une 2008|
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|Budgeted net expenditure by London local authorities on youth services( 1)|
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