§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many bids in respect of the initiatives in(a) 1998–99 and (b) 1999–2000 involving competitive bidding from local education authorities were (i) made and (ii) successful in each education action zone. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Table 1 shows the bids from local education authorities for schools in education action zones for the School Inclusion: Pupil Support Standards Fund Grant 1999–2000. Table 2 shows bids from local education authorities for the Early Excellence Centre Programme.485W
There are no other initiatives for which this information can be given as bids are either: (i) made by local authorities but not in respect of named schools; or (ii) made by local education authorities in respect of named schools, but the information on which schools is not held by the department and/or identifying them would incur disproportionate cost.
Table 1: Social inclusion: pupil support standards fund grant 1999–2000 Name of EAZ Name of school Successful bid (y/n) 1998 Starters Middlesbrough Keldholme Comprehensive Yes Langbaurgh Comprehensive Yes Ormesby Comprehensive Yes St. Anthony's RC School Yes Brackenhoe Comprehensive Yes Leicester Mary Linwood School No Newham Eastlea Community School No Blackburn with Darwen Queen's Park High School Yes 1999 Starters Halifax Mixenden Junior and Infant School Yes Halifax High School Yes South Halifax High School No Kingston upon Hull Perronet Thompson School No Winifred Holtby School No Plymouth Marlborough Primary School Yes Tamarside Community College Yes North Southwark Aylwin Girls' School Yes Geoffery Chaucer School Yes
The data are for bids by local education authorities for schools to receive targeted support under section 19a of this grant (paragraph B214 of DfEE Circular B198)
Table 2: Bids made for early excellence centre in education action zones for 1998–99 Name Status of bid Sheffield Successful South Tyneside Successful Barnsley Unsuccessful Salford and Trafford Unsuccessful Plymouth Unsuccessful