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Education: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what date his Department received from each local authority information which enabled National Challenge monies to be allocated; and if he will make a statement. (257389)

Following written submissions from local authorities in the summer, officials from the Department met with all local authorities in September and October. There was an ongoing exchange of information as plans were refined throughout the autumn before being approved by Ministers.