§ Ann Keen
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will(a) set out the criteria for allocation of special grant to authorities most affected by the transfer of funding for sixth form provision to the Learning and Skills Council and (b) list the amount of special grant to be made available to each local education authority. 
§ Mr. Timms
The special grant will be paid to local education authorities:(a) whose post-16 SSA (after their Learning and Skills Council allocation for sixth form provision has been deducted) is less than 7.5 per cent. of their original post-16 SSA, and the grant will be such as would make up the post 16-SSA to 7.5 per cent. of the original post-16 SSA; or (b) who have less than 85 per cent. of their increase in education SSA (before the LSC transfer) available for purposes other than the increase in sixth form funding compared with the total of 2002–03 real terms guarantees for the authority, and the grant will be such as would make 85 per cent. of that increase available. The table sets out the allocations of special grant by LEA.
£million LEA name Allocation Kensington and Chelsea 0.075 Barnet 0.800 Bromley 0.522 Ealing 0.369 Kingston upon Thames 0.137 Merton 0.107 Coventry 0.398 Wolverhampton 0.236 Sefton 0.561 Wirral 0.203 Doncaster 0.111 Calderdale 0.454 Gateshead 0.106 North Tyneside 0.223 Sunderland 0.024 Bath and North East Somerset 0.426 South Gloucestershire 1.433 East Riding of Yorkshire 0.575 North Yorkshire 1.093 York 0.316 Dorset 1.222 Poole 0.301 Leicestershire 1.836 West Berkshire 0.294 Peterborough 0.428 Cheshire 0.387 Devon 0.625 Worcestershire 0.771 Medway 0.179 Cumbria 0.478 Gloucestershire 0.413 Northumberland 0.883 Suffolk 0.466 Warwickshire 0.696 Total 17.149