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To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the average funding per school pupil in (a) Cambridgeshire County Council area, (b) Surrey County Council area, (c) Peterborough City Council area, (d) Essex County Council area, (e) Buckinghamshire County Council area, (f) Bedfordshire County Council area, (g) Hertfordshire County Council area and (h) nationally in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12.
The available information for 2009-10 and 2010-11 is shown in the following table:
|Budget spend per pupil for 2009-10 and 2010-11|
For 2011-12, we are protecting school funding in the system at flat cash per pupil, before adding the pupil premium. Flat cash per pupil means that as pupil numbers go up, the overall budget goes up in line.