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Bookstart Scheme: Enfield

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Enfield North constituency participated in the Bookstart programme in each year from 2002 to 2008. (248727)

It is not possible to provide figures broken down by constituency. Booktrust tell me that the total number of free Bookstart packs issued to parents of children in Enfield local authority between April 2002 and March 2008 follows:

Bookstart baby pack

Bookstart and packs

Bookstart Treasure Chest

2002-03

4,000

2003-04

4,000

2004-05

3,000

2005-06

3,300

3,630

3,520

2006-07

3,300

3,630

3,520

2007-08

3,300

3,630

3,520

Over the last two year period from 2006-08 we have provided £18 million for the Bookstart programme in England.