§ Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the cash resources paid directly to Blackpool, North and Fleetwood schools, by sector, in each financial year since 2 May 1997, indicating the schools that benefited and the sum involved in each case. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Most funding provided by the Department is distributed via local education authorities. Allocations for schools in the Blackpool, North and Fleetwood constituency between the years 1997–98 and 2000–01 under the New Deal for Schools scheme are set out in the table. The Department does not hold information on other support provided to Blackpool, North and Fleetwood schools since 2 May 1997. The Secretary of State wrote to my hon. Friend on 16 February setting out the total funding for her local education authorities (Blackpool and Lancashire) for the years 1996–97 to 2001–02.681W
New Deal for Schools (NDS): Allocation for schools in the Blackpool, North and Fleetwood Constituency Year/School Project Grant awarded (£) 1997–98 1— 1998–99 May have been included in LEA wide project of 189 schools Installation of safety glazing 2400,000 May have been included in LEA wide project of 17 schools Replacement of deteriorating boiler systems 2637,000 May have been included in LEA wide project of 10 schools Repair or deteriorating roofs 2622,000 Anchorsholme Primary Treatment of flat felt roof surfaces with liquid plastics Decothane Gamma 15 system 58,200 Claremont Primary Re-roofing of ground floor teaching area 21,500 Moor Park Junior Completion of the over roofing 21,500 Norbreck Primary Upgrade outside toilets 8,600 Montgomery High Development of hard-standing on site 50,410 1999–2000 Included within a 10 school package: Montgomery High Re-roofing project 2367,500 Included within a 14 school package: Great Arley Thornton-Cleveleys Burn Naze Primary Fleetwood Chaucer Community Primary Window repairs and replacement 3516,000 Included within a 13 school package: Thornton-Cleveleys Burn Naze Primary Roof works 3549,700 Included within a 25 school package: Thornton Cleveleys Sacred Heart Catholic Primary Playground repairs 3300,000 2000–01 Included within a six school package: Cardinal Allen Catholic High Refurbishment of CDT 31,502,992 Included within a three school package: Montgomery High Replacement of temporary classrooms 3570,688 Included within a four school package: Montgomery High Replacement windows 3220,000 Included within a 13 school package: Great Arley Replacement windows 3566,350 1Nil allocation for schools within this constituency 2Local education authorities (LEAs) were not required to specify individual schools include I within projects for phase 2 of the NDS programme, so the amount shown is the total project allocation to the LEA. Lancashire or Blackpool local education authorities hold project level information 3Denotes total allocation made to package projects covering more than one school. Lancashire or Blackpool local education authorities will be able to advise the value of projects at schools which have benefited from these allocations.
§ Mr. Boswell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what recent studies he has conducted into the impact of in-year changes in pupil numbers in the per capita funding of individual schools. 1155875]
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The Financing of Maintained Schools Regulations give local education authorities wide discretion as to the timing and extent of funding changes for in-year pupil number changes. The Regulations are kept under regular review in order to ensure that they enable schools' needs to be met; and furthermore my right hon. Friend has power to approve alternative arrangements if these are needed in particular circumstances. The Department has not conducted any specific studies of the working of in-year pupil number funding changes.