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Pre-School Education: Finance

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2008, Official Report, column 315W, what the findings were from the June 2007 School Funding Reforms analyses into the cost of delivering the free entitlement in private voluntary and independent nurseries; what the findings of these analyses were; and if he will place in the Library the analyses. (202909)

The information requested is not collected centrally. As part of the package of reforms to early years funding which we announced in June last year we asked local authorities to undertake an analysis of the cost of delivering the free early education in the private, voluntary and independent sector specifically to inform local budget setting for 2008 to 2011. Local authorities will use their local analyses to inform the development of a single funding formula for delivery of the free entitlement in their authority by 2010.