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Children's Centres: Rotheram

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on children's centres in Rotherham Metropolitan borough council area in the last 12 months. (247818)

As part of our commitment to reduce the burden on local authorities, we no longer request quarterly financial returns for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Revenue Grant. Consequently, information on total amounts spent on Sure Start Children's Centres during the last 12 months will not be available until after October 2009 when we should receive the 2008-09 audited reports from local authorities.

However, for the 2007-08 financial year, Rotherham metropolitan borough council declared expenditure of £3,884,703 and £2,301,390 on children's centres revenue and capital respectively.

Note:

1. The £3,884,703 for children centres (revenue) declared by Rotherham metropolitan council includes £1,702,534 spent on Sure Start local programmes.