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Every Child Matters

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

13. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in implementing the Every Child Matters: Change for Children programme. (80892)

We have made good progress. 863 children’s centres are now operational. We are on track to deliver 2,500 centres by 2008. Over 1,500 schools are offering access to a core menu of extended services, and we are on track to have 2,500 extended schools in place by this September. From April this year £115 million has been available in support of our ‘Youth Matters’ reforms to radically improve opportunities and support for young people.

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in implementing the Every Child Matters: Change for Children programme. (80896)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Kali Mountford) earlier today.