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Pre-School Education: Per Capita Costs

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding per pupil his Department provided to each local authority in London for the early years entitlement in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. (210620)

Payment for the free early education entitlement is made as part of the Dedicated Schools Grant which provides funding for pupils between the ages of 3 and 16. We do not separately identify the amount of funding made available for early years. Local authorities are best placed to determine the most effective use of resources at local level and have discretion over the rate at which they fund settings for delivery of early years provision.