Schools: Transport

Education and Skills written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total central funding to local authorities, via all mechanisms, for school transport is in 2006-07; how much central funding each local authority has received for school transport; what total sum has been spent by local authorities and central Government on school transport; and how much revenue has been raised from parental contribution to defray the cost of school transport in each local authority area.

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)

This question has been passed to the Department as it has responsibility for collecting information from local authorities about school transport expenditure.

Central funding of local authorities for home-to-school transport is included within formula grant. This can be used on a range of services provided by authorities, and the way in which it is calculated does not make it possible to say that a certain amount is for school transport costs.

Local authorities submit financial information to the Department;

1. specifying their planned expenditure on school transport, and

2. after the financial year has ended to show the actual expenditure.

For 2006-07 the total planned expenditure on school transport by local authorities in England is £889,101,657. Anticipated income is £9,502,934 which includes, but may not be entirely made up of, parental contributions. The table provided shows the information broken down by individual local authority.

It is not possible to supply the actual amounts spent and raised in 2006-07 as this data will not be supplied to the Department until later this year.

The Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations 2006. Planned expenditure on school transport for the 2006-07 financial year. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 23 March 2007
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Total planned expenditure on home to school transport( 1)
LEA number Local authority name Gross Income Net
201 City of London 53,000 10,900 42,100
202 Camden 2,374,749 0 2,374,749
203 Greenwich 3,019,000 0 3,019,000
204 Hackney 3,484,361 279,400 3,204,961
205 Hammersmith and Fulham 2,148,823 0 2,148,823
206 Islington 1,991,886 0 1,991,886
207 Kensington and Chelsea 1,384,046 0 1,384,046
208 Lambeth 3,463,970 0 3,463,970
209 Lewisham 3,994,455 0 3,994,455
210 Southwark 4,375,807 0 4,375,807
211 Tower Hamlets 3,301,554 0 3,301,554
212 Wandsworth 2,669,921 630 2,669,291
213 Westminster 3,062,200 20,000 3,042,200
301 Barking and Dagenham 1,926,000 0 1,926,000
302 Barnet 5,317,139 0 5,317,139
303 Bexley 2,598,000 0 2,598,000
304 Brent 3,246,000 0 3,246,000
305 Bromley 3,228,452 0 3,228,452
306 Croydon 5,385,912 117,800 5,268,112
307 Ealing 4,797,200 0 4,797,200
308 Enfield 4,164,428 0 4,164,428
309 Haringey 3,723,616 0 3,723,616
310 Harrow 2,631,929 0 2,631,929
311 Havering 1,307,580 0 1,307,580
312 Hillingdon 3,961,772 0 3,961,772
313 Hounslow 2,478,364 0 2,478,364
314 Kingston upon Thames 2,106,735 0 2,106,735
315 Merton 2,020,960 0 2,020,960
316 Newham 2,958,500 0 2,958,500
317 Redbridge 2,946,385 3,763 2,942,622
318 Richmond upon Thames 1,885,200 0 1,885,200
319 Sutton 2,561,359 0 2,561,359
320 Waltham Forest 3,252,937 0 3,252,937
330 Birmingham 13,472,497 0 13,472,497
331 Coventry 2,935,099 40,027 2,895,072
332 Dudley 2,011,105 0 2,011,105
333 Sandwell 2,653,500 0 2,653,500
334 Solihull 2,519,134 0 2,519,134
335 Walsall 2,272,683 0 2,272,683
336 Wolverhampton 3,049,500 0 3,049,500
340 Knowsley 1,710,136 14,738 1,695,398
341 Liverpool 4,796,058 0 4,796,058
342 St. Helens 2,354,517 0 2,354,517
343 Sefton 2,806,599 0 2,806,599
344 Wirral 4,342,300 179,000 4,163,300
350 Bolton 2,693,233 0 2,693,233
351 Bury 1,847,800 55,200 1,792,600
352 Manchester 8,704,688 8,000 8,696,688
353 Oldham 1,914,490 0 1,914,490
354 Rochdale 2,162,716 6,000 2,156,716
355 Salford 1,987,810 0 1,987,810
356 Stockport 2,955,589 0 2,955,589
357 Tameside 1,365,000 0 1,365,000
358 Trafford 3,391,096 171,500 3,219,596
359 Wigan 3,588,946 0 3,588,946
370 Barnsley 1,791,310 0 1,791,310
371 Doncaster 3,967,058 0 3,967,058
372 Rotherham 2,525,043 0 2,525,043
373 Sheffield 5,293,119 99,158 5,193,961
380 Bradford 7,285,216 0 7,285,216
381 Calderdale 2,677,775 5,820 2,671,955
382 Kirklees 3,252,400 0 3,252,400
383 Leeds 8,001,610 0 8,001,610
384 Wakefield 3,824,630 716,646 3,107,984
390 Gateshead 1,573,058 150 1,572,908
391 Newcastle upon Tyne 1,937,840 0 1,937,840
392 North Tyneside 1,287,151 0 1,287,151
393 South Tyneside 929,357 0 929,357
394 Sunderland 2,182,441 0 2,182,441
420 Isles of Scilly 28,500 0 28,500
800 Bath and North East Somerset 3,609,556 45,914 3,563,642
801 Bristol City of 5,967,908 15,888 5,952,020
802 North Somerset 3,475,110 0 3,475,110
803 South Gloucestershire 4,194,000 44,000 4,150,000
805 Hartlepool 1,469,282 676 1,468,606
806 Middlesbrough 1,983,713 0 1,983,713
807 Redcar and Cleveland 1,694,148 50,600 1,643,548
808 Stockton-on-Tees 2,726,816 0 2,726,816
810 Kingston upon Hull City of 2,405,909 0 2,405,909
811 East Riding of Yorkshire 9,676,910 11,900 9,665,010
812 North East Lincolnshire 2,298,200 61,200 2,237,000
813 North Lincolnshire 3,425,144 61,550 3,363,594
815 North Yorkshire 18,139,577 175,266 17,964,311
816 York 2,478,736 41,360 2,437,376
820 Bedfordshire 12,344,268 0 12,344,268
821 Luton 2,651,971 21,788 2,630,183
825 Buckinghamshire 18,510,472 1,138,916 17,371,556
826 Milton Keynes 3,414,436 56,460 3,357,976
830 Derbyshire 12,042,648 42,420 12,000,228
831 Derby 2,713,525 0 2,713,525
835 Dorset 11,602,500 156,600 11,445,900
836 Poole 1,678,150 0 1,678,150
837 Bournemouth 1,221,895 270 1,221,625
840 Durham 12,886,871 2,000 12,884,871
841 Darlington 1,436,002 0 1,436,002
845 East Sussex 8,491,982 75,000 8,416,982
846 Brighton and Hove 2,739,619 21,000 2,718,619
850 Hampshire 20,953,100 0 20,953,100
851 Portsmouth 1,655,584 0 1,655,584
852 Southampton 1,540,766 34,077 1,506,689
855 Leicestershire 14,575,257 286,166 14,289,091
856 Leicester 3,634,208 82,014 3,552,194
857 Rutland 1,053,354 60,000 993,354
860 Staffordshire 14,755,520 285,960 14,469,560
861 Stoke-on-Trent 2,032,983 0 2,032,983
865 Wiltshire 13,264,919 191,400 13,073,519
866 Swindon 2,599,517 0 2,599,517
867 Bracknell Forest 2,026,918 66,310 1,960,608
868 Windsor and Maidenhead 2,290,003 61,810 2,228,193
869 West Berkshire 3,352,631 61,100 3,291,531
870 Reading 1,461,555 23,517 1,438,038
871 Slough 1,959,971 32,500 1,927,471
872 Wokingham 2,459,421 26,674 2,432,747
873 Cambridgeshire 13,667,039 155,572 13,511,467
874 Peterborough 2,956,606 687 2,955,919
875 Cheshire 15,761,579 483,608 15,277,971
876 Halton 1,244,950 0 1,244,950
877 Warrington 3,007,702 0 3,007,702
878 Devon 21,247,880 489,484 20,758,396
879 Plymouth 2,990,654 8,056 2,982,598
880 Torbay 1,914,890 68,100 1,846,790
881 Essex 28,466,245 172,364 28,293,881
882 Southend-on-Sea 2,077,877 2,050 2,075,827
883 Thurrock 2,322,449 0 2,322,449
884 Herefordshire 5,228,832 55,269 5,173,563
885 Worcestershire 10,309,430 0 10,309,430
886 Kent 34,582,220 440,000 34,142,220
887 Medway 4,063,847 174,341 3,889,506
888 Lancashire 25,342,295 0 25,342,295
889 Blackburn with Darwen 2,034,546 0 2,034,546
890 Blackpool 1,418,282 0 1,418,282
891 Nottinghamshire 11,093,954 0 11,093,954
892 Nottingham 2,308,899 0 2,308,899
893 Shropshire 9,331,443 173,000 9,158,443
894 Telford and Wrekin 2,672,411 0 2,672,411
908 Cornwall 10,112,560 113,000 9,999,560
909 Cumbria 12,476,234 36,000 12,440,234
916 Gloucestershire 9,806,151 433,402 9,372,749
919 Hertfordshire 22,310,243 1 22,310,242
921 Isle of Wight 1,718,813 31,626 1,687,187
925 Lincolnshire 28,205,890 0 28,205,890
926 Norfolk 22,775,340 352,840 22,422,500
928 Northamptonshire 11,580,560 40,000 11,540,560
929 Northumberland 9,135,642 26,980 9,108,662
931 Oxfordshire 15,544,370 558,486 14,985,884
933 Somerset 12,107,700 450,000 11,657,700
935 Suffolk 16,050,694 92,000 15,958,694
936 Surrey 24,586,930 100,000 24,486,930
937 Warwickshire 10,755,934 83,000 10,672,934
938 West Sussex 13,082,267 0 13,082,267
(1) Includes all elements of home-to-school transport for school pupils. This is drawn from local authorities Section 52 budget statements (Table 1 lines 1.2.6, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7)

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