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Youth Services: Tamworth

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department provided to Tamworth borough council for youth services in each of the last 10 years; and what the real terms change was each year. (193618)

Children’s services funding is distributed to local (education) authorities and as such we are unable to provide any figures specifically for Tamworth borough council. The figures provided in this answer are for the whole of Staffordshire local authority (of which Tamworth is a subsection).

The Department do not provide any funding to local authorities which is specifically ring fenced to be spent on youth services. It is left up to the individual local authorities to decide locally how much of their overall funding they want to allocate for youth services based on their own individual local needs and circumstances, and as such, included in the following table is how much Staffordshire local authority has spent on its youth services in the last eight years (1999-2000 to 2006-07). We do not have comparable figures prior to the introduction of section 52 for the 1999-2000 financial year.

Net current expenditure by Staffordshire local authority on youth services for 1999-2000 to 2006-07

Cash terms

Real terms (2006-07 prices)

£

Percentage change from previous year

£

Percentage change from previous year

1999-2000

5,198,224

n/a

6,183,724

n/a

2000-01

5,426,754

4.4

6,364,947

2.9

2001-02

5,619,168

3.5

6,436,545

1.1

2002-03

5,330,832

(5.1)

5,920,975

(8.0)

2003-04

5,731,777

7.5

6,187,018

4.5

2004-05

6,147,428

7.3

6,457,382

4.4

2005-06

6,587,558

7.2

6,776,556

4.9

2006-07

7,802,989

18.5

7,802,989

15.1

n/a = Figures not available.

Notes:

1. Financial data are drawn from local authorities Section 52 Outturn Statements submitted to the DCSF (formally DFES). 2002-03 saw a break in the time series following the introduction of Consistent Financial Reporting (CFR) to schools and the associated restructuring of the outturn tables. The change in sources is shown by the blank row. Comparable figures are not available prior to the introduction of section 52 for the 1999-2000 financial year.

2. 2006-07 data are subject to change by the local authority.

3. Cash terms figures are converted to real terms (2006-07 prices) using the December 2007 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) deflators.

4. Figures as reported by Staffordshire local authority as at 10 March 2008.