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Children’s Centres

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start children's centres were open on (a) 31 March and (b) the latest date for which figures are available. (207078)

On 31 March 2008 there were 2,906 Sure Start children’s centres. As of 21 May there are 2,907 designated centres. Local authorities are currently planning the final phase of the delivery of children’s centres so that by 2010 there will be 3,500 centres, one for every community.