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Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the running costs have been of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) in 2008-09; what budgets for CAFCASS have been fixed over the next two financial years; and if he will make a statement. (243873)

I have been asked to reply.

The funding allocation for CAFCASS for the current and next two financial years is shown as follows. For this financial year, CAFCASS have received £78,311,528 of which £57,486,020 has been for staff costs.

Financial year

£

2008-09

114,855,000

2009-10

124,094,000

2010-11

132,822,000