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Local Government

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what targets his Department sets for local authorities. (104927)

Local authorities are currently required under legislation to set 16 targets relating to educational performance, and for 2008 onwards, two on early years outcomes. The recent Local Government White Paper announced that, as a key component of the new local authority performance system, Local Area Agreements would include no more than 35 targets across all areas of delivery, plus the statutory early years and attainment targets, determined in the light of performance against a new national indicator set.