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Pre-School Education: Expenditure

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department spent on the production and distribution of its revised early years foundation stage guidance; (210533)

(2) for what reason his Department has revised its guidance on the early years foundation stage.

It was necessary to do another print-run of the Early Years Foundation Stage because stocks were running low and demand for copies remained high. We took the opportunity to provide clarification of areas where feedback from local authorities, schools and early years providers indicated this would be helpful. None of the legal requirements have changed. The total cost for the reprint was £556,401 for 300,000 copies.