Local Government Finance: Special Education Needs

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority spent on out-of-authority placements for special educational needs in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) social services, (b) education and (c) other.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners)

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The Department does not collect local authority expenditure at the detail requested. However, the following table provides the available budget information on inter-authority recoupment by local authorities in England from 2004-05 to 2006-07:

Budgeted gross expenditure on inter-authority recoupment( 1)
£
LEA name 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
England 153,026,734 162,555,495 179,209,612
Barking and Dagenham 1,158,667 1,700,000 1,860,000
Barnet 2,725,720 2,874,300 3,072,883
Barnsley 472,000 432,000 432,000
Bath and North East Somerset 344,648 363,223 300,038
Bedfordshire 978,040 1,098,722 1,161,544
Bexley 2,091,000 2,251,000 2,347,000
Birmingham 1,099,276 1,121,262 1,143,687
Blackburn with Darwen 772,000 822,001 710,000
Blackpool 498,699 396,747 424,216
Bolton (110,275) (93,920) 823,000
Bournemouth 707,700 737,000 829,851
Bracknell Forest 1,356,360 1,428,490 1,580,950
Bradford 1,079,480 1,450,721 1,843,522
Brent 1,387,000 1,441,000 1,605,000
Brighton and Hove 274,190 285,500 325,010
Bristol City of 1,954,105 1,893,264 1,964,901
Bromley 2,201,650 2,209,170 2,453,210
Buckinghamshire 1,565,000 1,729,284 2,013,547
Bury 694,435 632,124 595,724
Calderdale 197,850 210,775 491,840
Cambridgeshire 979,258 1,409,166 1,358,482
Camden 1,487,700 1,632,400 2,224,500
Cheshire 742,899 912,728 1,079,107
City of London 193,500 90,400 92,400
Cornwall 704,000 693,000 696,000
Coventry 598,985 610,600 622,710
Croydon 2,051,721 2,415,071 4,168,720
Cumbria 183,253 186,495 153,680
Darlington 299,460 282,152 290,421
Derby 770,086 793,188 816,587
Derbyshire 1,832,620 1,867,172 2,517,383
Devon 1,493,000 1,318,000 1,293,093
Doncaster 680 700 700
Dorset 2,697,200 3,038,300 1,748,400
Dudley 735,600 750,300 996,945
Durham 710,992 647,902 601,277
Ealing 1,617,800 1,534,700 1,583,000
East Riding of Yorkshire 2,189,380 2,508,700 3,008,880
East Sussex 947,857 1,135,277 1,717,408
Enfield 2,494,400 2,388,306 1,849,480
Essex 2,612,328 2,713,514 2,832,011
Gateshead 450,906 458,609 450,857
Gloucestershire 475,260 602,301 768,481
Greenwich 1,671,040 1,684,880 1,659,880
Hackney 3,148,228 3,388,165 3,843,962
Halton 926,392 950,990 891,270
Hammersmith and Fulham 1,845,661 2,278,260 2,636,700
Hampshire 3,204,000 3,275,000 3,382,900
Haringey 1,318,800 1,607,398 1,591,699
Harrow 1,317,760 1,289,668 1,160,731
Hartlepool 624,514 644,241 583,477
Havering 616,870 495,650 458,110
Herefordshire 98,000 5,044 (39,811)
Hertfordshire 1,045,720 1,060,883 1,083,692
Hillingdon 483,696 1,247,150 1,282,820
Hounslow 1,038,506 1,707,769 1,975,029
Isle of Wight 28,251 41,804 57,646
Isles of Scilly 0 0 0
Islington 2,324,681 2,518,405 2,952,396
Kensington and Chelsea 2,060,356 2,134,311 2,088,543
Kent 1,177,675 1,977,135 1,997,135
Kingston upon Hull City of 1,035,627 824,024 949,914
Kingston upon Thames 802,100 1,042,000 1,071,000
Kirklees 126,900 124,800 283,800
Knowsley 469,037 569,058 701,057
Lambeth 2,472,621 3,650,000 4,850,000
Lancashire 3,111,313 1,181,200 3,151,400
Leeds 731,050 745,310 773,800
Leicester 1,612,800 1,811,701 1,874,000
Leicestershire 2,432,523 2,592,201 2,416,614
Lewisham 3,821,564 3,213,834 3,264,406
Lincolnshire 50,084 492,066 1,117,290
Liverpool 350,720 357,704 816,000
Luton 1,614,904 1,334,736 1,160,570
Manchester 848,500 891,505 1,407,360
Medway 1,448,800 1,292,700 1,688,525
Merton 1,345,330 1,582,999 2,428,020
Middlesbrough 612,732 523,910 319,499
Milton Keynes 750,649 789,268 816,366
Newcastle upon Tyne 454,270 556,980 628,520
Newham 2,021,442 2,239,180 2,000,728
Norfolk 478,879 506,350 516,480
North East Lincolnshire 356,289 529,610 660,000
North Lincolnshire 727,239 849,718 838,990
North Somerset 221,350 226,500 319,770
North Tyneside 294,442 187,828 189,129
North Yorkshire 1,602,296 1,621,493 1,440,585
Northamptonshire 2,168,530 2,331,150 2,427,100
Northumberland 499,160 577,840 674,620
Nottingham 1,060,000 1,081,200 1,092,010
Nottinghamshire 2,794,242 2,851,658 2,918,410
Oldham 439,000 322,070 291,150
Oxfordshire 31,609 214,859 (442,052)
Peterborough 137,309 (143,718) 120,398
Plymouth 287,408 287,408 306,764
Poole 469,040 549,836 759,096
Portsmouth 569,200 569,200 809,400
Reading 2,315,717 2,523,674 2,819,700
Redbridge 349,644 795,903 818,897
Redcar and Cleveland 806,800 817,072 880,044
Richmond upon Thames 715,800 735,600 854,600
Rochdale 646,236 569,941 672,345
Rotherham 374,268 120,545 344,246
Rutland 166,400 195,250 214,775
Salford 926,303 986,340 875,296
Sandwell 991,653 1,101,600 1,156,600
Sefton 224,507 227,750 474,922
Sheffield 686,361 602,313 773,239
Shropshire 1,576,191 1,730,102 1,954,041
Slough 822,760 1,122,850 1,024,921
Solihull 482,973 495,100 853,975
Somerset 264,170 420,000 420,000
South Gloucestershire 1,320,000 1,509,000 1,583,000
South Tyneside 184,252 189,763 195,411
Southampton 564,499 580,300 441,508
Southend-on-Sea 462,701 691,247 818,897
Southwark 2,210,034 2,435,000 956,958
St. Helens 301,635 301,876 350,126
Staffordshire 1,739,560 1,993,050 1,942,879
Stockport 473,222 484,106 494,756
Stockton-on-Tees 745,281 754,258 724,172
Stoke-on-Trent 1,944,948 1,138,680 1,684,840
Suffolk 100,000 103,000 108,000
Sunderland 248,422 300,985 335,191
Surrey 2,303,161 2,388,952 2,638,838
Sutton 1,139,500 1,097,100 1,057,526
Swindon 0 24,724 (41,037)
Tameside 606,350 833,770 995,030
Telford and Wrekin 241,712 251,380 451,000
Thurrock 902,209 875,500 709,402
Torbay 894,890 848,404 525,780
Tower Hamlets 1,519,554 1,587,489 1,610,640
Trafford 638,193 538,297 653,943
Wakefield 245,280 0 0
Walsall 228,860 368,670 473,835
Waltham Forest 450,857 644,479 1,507,822
Wandsworth 1,994,412 2,268,553 2,515,264
Warrington 677,557 594,432 615,470
Warwickshire 803,244 847,333 1,073,642
West Berkshire 810,022 942,990 993,991
West Sussex 635,300 900,400 983,561
Westminster 2,898,000 3,382,700 3,875,800
Wigan 208,696 310,199 414,034
Wiltshire 1,923,493 1,772,272 1,707,623
Windsor and Maidenhead 1,144,110 1,165,800 1,194,950
Wirral 191,900 246,700 403,700
Wokingham 652,984 668,486 687,550
Wolverhampton 625,000 623,700 482,000
Worcestershire 553,360 586,535 600,026
York 198,214 204,750 210,540
Notes:

1. Budgeted gross expenditure on inter-authority recoupment includes any estimated expenditure in relation to transactions between authorities in accordance with regulations made under sections 493 or 494 of the 1996 Act or section 207 of the 2002 Act (recoupment between authorities).

2. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 20 February 2007.

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