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Connexions Service: Expenditure

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on the Connexions service in respect of information, advice and guidance on (a) health, (b) careers, (c) money, (d) relationships, (e) learning, (f) personal rights, (g) housing, (h) travel, (i) work and (j) free time in each year since 2001 for which figures are available. (244441)

We only collect information on the total amount spent on Connexions services and not the detailed breakdown requested. The amount spent on Connexions services in each year since 2001 is as follows:

Spend (£ million)

2001-02

110

2002-03

337

2003-04

439

2004-05

458

2005-06

464

2006-07

466

2007-08

467

2008-09

469

In addition to the above figures, £5 million per annum has been spent on the Connexions Direct service since the helpline was rolled out nationally in 2004-05.