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Education: Newspaper Press

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many supplements in newspapers were funded by (a) his Department and (b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the last 12 months; and how much was spent in each case. (132235)

The number of supplements in newspapers funded by the Department and the QCA in the last 12 months is as follows:

(a) The Department for Education and Skills

Date

Newspaper

Subject

Cost (£)

6 March 2007

Guardian supplement

14-19 Reforms

42,000

30 March1

TES supplement

14-19

51,406

October 2006

Guardian supplement x2 Society/Education

Every Child Matters

120,000

15 June 2006

Evening Standard—London Schools Supplement

London Challenge,

60,000

1 Joint with the QCA

(b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

Date

Newspaper

Subject

Cost (£)

8 February 2007

SecEd supplement

Preparing for the future—secondary curriculum review explained

22,120.55

1 February

SecEd supplement

Preparing for the future—14-19 reforms explained

20,000

3 April 2007

Guardian Education supplement

Freedom to learn

66,975