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Schools: Bureaucracy

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what targets his Department has set to reduce the burden of administration in schools; what progress his Department has made against those targets; and if he will make a statement. (187190)

The Department has not set any specific targets to reduce bureaucracy in schools. However, we have said in our 2007 Simplification Plan (published December 2007), that we will work towards the Government’s target to reduce our administrative burdens by 25 per cent.