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Schools: Finance

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many representations he has received in response to the school, early years and 14-16 funding consultation; what assessment he has made of the responses; if he will put a summary of the responses in the Library; and if he will make a statement. (143037)

By 1 June 2007, the closing date of the consultation, my Department had received a total of 1,163 representations about our proposals for the school, early years and 14-16 funding arrangements for 2008-11. This includes 651 representations made as part of six campaigns including 542 letters supporting the position of the F40 group of authorities of which the hon. Member for Stafford is chair.

We are now considering the responses. The final total, including a number received since the closing date, will be set out in a report summarising the responses to the consultation to be published on the TeacherNet website when we announce our decisions on the proposals in the summer. A copy of the report will be placed in the Library.