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Children's Centres

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on his decision not to conduct a regulatory impact assessment of children’s centres. (114819)

I have received no representations related to the decision not to conduct a separate regulatory impact assessment (RIA) for Sure Start children’s centres. A full RIA was completed for the Childcare Act 2006 that included consideration of the statutory requirement to secure proactive, accessible and integrated services for under fives—the duty that underpins the delivery of high quality services through children’s centres.