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Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the projected budget is of CAFCASS for (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09. (83059)

The decisions about CAFCASS budgets for 2007-08 and 2008-09 have not yet been made. In 2006-07 CAFCASS received additional funding of £4.69 million for one-off expenditure this year and, following royal assent to the Children and Adoption Act 2006, work is taking place to identify the resources that will be necessary to commence its provisions. I am monitoring the financial position of CAFCASS and I am in ongoing discussions with the Chair and Chief Executive.