§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what adjustment is proposed to the total standard spending to take account of any transfer of funding for education functions from local authorities to the single regeneration budget in the 1995–96 financial year; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
A total of £47.326 million was transferred from education's share of total standard spending to the single regeneration budget in 1995–96. The single regeneration budget is designed, through education and other services, to encourage local regeneration and foster partnerships between local groups.