Education Funding (Lancashire) (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc308-9W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will list the funding, per pupil, of school children in Lancashire, allocated by Government, for 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98 for (a) under five-year-olds, (b) five to 11-year-olds and (c) 11 to 16-year-olds. [11227]

Mr. Robin Squire

The table sets out the education standard spending assessment per pupil in Lancashire for 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98 for(a) under five-years-olds (b) five to 10-year-olds and (c) 11 to 16-year-olds.

Education SSAs do not determine the level of school spending. It is up to local authorities to decide how much they spend on schools and other services within the resources at their disposal.

Lancashire Education SSA Per Pupil
Under five years£ Five to 10 years £ 11 to 16 years £
1994–95 267 1,867 2,611
1995–96 277 1,877 2,502
1996–97 300 1,964 2,616
1997–981 2140 2,046 2,689
1 1997–98 figures are provisional.
2 This figure is lower than in previous years because of the SSa deduction for the nursery voucher scheme.

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