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Bookstart Scheme

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Hendon participated in the Bookstart programme in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (118472)

Booktrust tells me that the total number of packs issued to children in Hendon between April 2006 and March 2007 is as follows:

557 Bookstart baby packs

1,058 Bookstart Plus toddler packs

828 Treasure Chest packs for 3-year-olds

Over the three year period 2005-08 we are providing £27 million to Booktrust for the Bookstart Programme.