§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) which local education authorities in Tyne and Wear had sums withheld from the extra £50 million grant for education; and on what basis those sums were withheld; 
(2) how much each local education authority in Tyne and Wear received from the extra £50 million grant for education; and what was the basis of the apportionment to each local education authority. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has yet to make a decision on the release of an authority's share of the £50 million special grant. He wants to see authorities passing the whole of their education SSA increases to their education budgets before doing so.
The funding will be distributed among authorities according to their numbers of schools and pupils, following the same pattern as the school improvement grant for 2000–01. The information for the LEAs requested is shown in the following table.
£ LEA Share of £50 million grant Newcastle upon Tyne 243,000 North Tyneside 182,000 South Tyneside 181,000 Gateshead 209,000 Sunderland 323,000