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Children's Centres

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much (a) capital and (b) revenue his Department has spent in each London local authority on (i) Sure Start and (ii) children’s centres since their inception. (128458)

The information available for spend on Sure Start Local Programmes and children’s centres for the period 1999-2000 to 2005-06 in London local authorities is shown in the following table:

SSLPChildren’s centres

Local authority

Revenue spend

Capital spend

Revenue spend

Capital spend

Brent

9,432,746

3,802,502

967,594

2,551,717

Camden

15,388,525

4,676,434

308,072

816,644

Enfield

7,056,269

596,588

922,092

1,619,194

Hackney

19,583,092

4,254,948

1,350,658

1,150,066

Haringey

14,581,579

5,265,454

704,120

2,234,381

Newham

21,129,500

4,255,006

789,367

2,617,406

Tower Hamlets

18,299,717

3,024,082

597,515

614,267

Waltham Forest

9,827,119

3,638,114

1,242,574

2,989,125

Greenwich

12,718,642

3,443,016

1,473,027

2,288,470

Lambeth

16,452,545

3,758,929

1,940,570

2,113,716

Southwark

22,623,179

6,757,939

1,722,915

4,159,930

Barking and Dagenham

0

0

1,264,610

1,659,918

Croydon

3,619,626

1,069,687

199,838

395,074

Ealing

5,926,123

2,083,672

688,909

598,240

Hammersmith and Fulham

5,178,042

2,085,116

370,384

300,000

Hounslow

3,553,715

1,074,186

341,534

478,627

Islington

16,018,141

4,711,548

948,816

2,215,578

Kensington and Chelsea

5,069,010

1,776,721

281,970

652,388

Lewisham

13,458,688

2,812,999

950,048

1,851,929

Redbridge

3,292,748

1,135,002

331,309

173,978

Wandsworth

5,997,550

2,132,627

219,108

300,000

Westminster

8,283,229

2,429,315

367,744

1,029,000

Bromley

2,703,525

1,075,000

290,746

21,061

Havering

3,403,631

272,123

208,357

111,936

Hillingdon

3,033,094

1,177,577

140,794

134,716

Bexley

2,623,925

869,859

335,340

788,022

Merton

1,825,782

1,004,667

217.696

0

Barnet

1,483,713

800,000

249,134

150,000

Sutton

2,013,707

111,000

200,750

498,047

City of London

0

0

0

0

Richmond upon Thames

0

0

0

0

Kingston upon Thames

0

0

0

0

Harrow

0

0

0

0

Total

254,577,162

70,094,111

19,625,590

34,513,430

Notes:

1. Source is audit returns from the local authority and the individual SSLP’s where available.

2. Where audits are outstanding we have estimated expenditure based on unaudited expenditure figures.

3. Where both audited and unaudited expenditure figures are unavailable we have included an estimate based on average spend rates.

4. There is not sufficient available data to include 2006-07 until later in the year when local authorities make their audited expenditure returns.

5. In 2005-06 Hammersmith and Fulham and Greenwich received funding for children’s centres through a local area agreement.