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Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the value was of his Department's contracts held with Serco in each year since his Department was established. (253253)

To gather the information required to estimate the total value for each Serco contract held each year since DCSF was established would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold. However, our financial records show that the following payments were made to Serco in each of the years since the Department was established:

April 2007 to March 2008: £7,538,442;

April 2008 to January 2009: £6,722,922.

Total payments made to Serco during the period was £14,261,364.