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Information Sharing Index

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the expenditure by his Department was on funding the supplement in The Guardian newspaper on the Information Sharing Index; and what editorial control his Department maintained over the publication. (114071)

The expenditure by the Department on funding the supplement in The Guardian is as follows:

Guardian supplement x2 Society/Education

Every Child Matters


October 2006

Two eight-page supplements on Every Child Matters (ECM) of which Contact Point (formally known by the working title of Information Sharing Index) were produced in association with Guardian Newspapers. The objective was to secure a wider and deeper understanding of, and support for, the Every Child Matters agenda.

The core of editorial content reflected the general scope of the Every Child Matters agenda, with case studies to illustrate how it is being employed across the country. The remainder reflected the particular editorial environment with more specific advice, inspiration and information about the application of Every Child Matters.

The Guardian submitted an editorial synopsis outlining what was to be covered by each supplement and passed this to those responsible for sign-off for fact checking, and to check for consistency against the editorial synopsis. The Guardian retained editorial control of the supplement to ensure that the integrity of the editorial was preserved.