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Regulation

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for which regulators and inspectorates his Department has had responsibility in each year since 1997; what the budget was of each such body in each year; and what the cost to the public purse was of any restructuring of each such body in each year. (175315)

The following table sets out the annual budget for each of the financial years from 1998-99 to 2006-07 for each of the regulatory and inspectorate bodies that were the responsibility of the former Department for Education and Skills (2001-02 to 2006-07) and the former Department for Education and Employment (1998-99 to 2000-01). Final figures are not currently available for 2007-08 for the Department for Children, Schools and Families and information is not readily accessible prior to 1998-99.

The Department does not hold specific financial information in relation to the cost of any restructuring that these bodies may have undertaken. This information could be gathered from the bodies themselves only at disproportionate cost.

Annual budget provision for regulatory and inspectorate bodies of the former Department for Education and Skills and the former Department for Education and Employment since 1998-99

£000

Financial year

Adult Learning Inspectorate

Office for Fair Access

Office of the Children’s Commissioner

General Teaching Council

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

2006-07

27,100

500

3,000

449

150,900

2005-06

26,100

400

3,000

609

151,000

2004-05

30,712

500

3,007

155,014

2003-04

30,000

3,300

94,700

2002-03

25,400

3,500

69,900

2001-02

21,500

7,400

54,269

2000-01

61,326

1999-2000

58,292

1998-99

54,800

Note:

Adult Learning Inspectorate transferred to Ofsted from 1 April 2007.

Source:

Departmental resource accounts from 1998-99 to 2006-07.