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Departments: Delivery Unit

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in which (a) policy areas and (b) projects his Department is (i) receiving support or advice from the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit and (ii) has received such support or advice over the last 12 months. (137065)

The Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit (PMDU) works with my Department in the following policy areas: primary and secondary school standards; attendance and behaviour; targeted youth support; attainment at 19; those not in education, training or employment (NEETs); academies; trust schools; and extended schools. With regard to projects my Department has received support from the PMDU on over the last 12 months, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 116W. The PMDU is currently working with the Department on the impact of School Improvement Partners on raising standards.