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National Healthy Schools Programme

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on implementation of (a) the Healthy Schools initiative and (b) the Sustainable Schools framework in each year since 2004; and what forecast expenditure on such activities is for (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10. (219401)

The National Healthy Schools Programme is jointly funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Health. The following amounts have been allocated for each financial year since 2004:

£ million

2004-05

5.7

2005-06

9.3

2006-07

12.2

2007-08

13.2

£13.2 million provisional funding has been allocated through the area based grant for each year over the next three financial years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11, with the option of adding more funds in each financial year. We have added £3 million to this financial year bringing the total to £16.2 million for 2008-09.

The Sustainable Schools programme began in May 2006 and the Department has

spent to date:

£

2006-07

600,000

2007-08

1,015,000

We have forecast to spend in 2008-09 and 2009-10:

£

2008-08

1,015,000

2009-10

1,000,000