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Sure Start Programme

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start centres were built in each of the last 12 months. (249302)

[holding answer 19 January 2009]: The figures in the following table show the number of new Sure Start Children's Centres designated each month throughout 2008. These figures include centres where some activities take place in pre-existing, refurbished buildings, for example, at a school site.

Sure Start Centres designated

Number

January

230

February

346

March

441

April

1

May

0

June

1

July

1

August

1

September

4

October

0

November

2

December

2