§ Jacqui Smith
Funding under the education element of the Home Office's Section 11 Grant ceased on 31 March 1999. A new grant, the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EMAG), for which my Department is responsible, was introduced in its place from 1 April 1999. EMAG was established to raise standards for those ethnic minority pupils particularly at risk of underachieving and to meet the particular needs of pupils for whom English is an Additional Language. For 1999–2000, individual allocations mirrored Section 11 allocations in 1998–99.
For 2000–01, £162.5 million will be available to local education authorities to improve the attainment of ethnic minority, traveller and refugee pupils, an increase of 7 per cent. on the amount available for the same purposes in 1999–2000. Provisional allocations for the newly merged Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Grant for 2000–01 were announced in October 1999. The formula used to allocate the ethnic minority achievement element of the Grant protected each authority's total Grant in 1999–2000, while distributing additional funds on the basis of need.
Details of individual allocations are set out in the table:
£ Grant Local education authority 1999–20001 2000–012 Middlesbrough 454,607 3454,607 Stockton 195,418 195,418 Hartlepool 21,221 23,722 Redcar and Cleveland 45,320 45,320 1In order to compare allocations for the two years. the adult education element funded through EMAG in 1999–2000 as an interim measure has been deducted from each LEA's provisional allocation for 1999–2000. 2 Provisional 3In order to compare allocations for the two years, the Traveller element has been deducted from Middlesbrough's provisional allocation for 2000–01.