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Sure Start Programme

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much the Government have spent on Sure Start programmes in each local authority area since 1997; and how much has been spent on Sure Start programmes in each of the (a) 20 per cent. most deprived, (b) 10 per cent. most deprived and (c) 5 per cent. most deprived local authority areas. (252062)

The first Sure Start Local programmes were set up in 1999-2000. By 2003-04 there were 524 Sure Start Local programmes across the country. Data for revenue spend for years prior to 2003-04 are not readily available at local authority level.

The total SSLP revenue spend for all authorities for the period from 1999-2000 to 2002-03 was £315,083,000.

The delivery of first phase Children’s Centres began in 2003-04.

The Combined SSLP and Children’s Centres revenue spend for all authorities from 2003-04 to 2007-08 and the total capital from 1999 to 2007-08 is shown in table A.

Table A1: SSLP and Children's Centre revenue spend 2003-04 to 2007-08 and total capital spend from 1999 to 2007-08

Revenue spend

Top tier LA

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total capital spend from 1999

Barking and Dagenham

1,757,442

2,481,523

3,833,935

2,718,767

2,291,389

10,297,586

Barnet

298,392

519,706

957,768

1,233,400

3,031,896

2,236,056

Barnsley

2,700,556

3,177,468

4,356,089

5,044,862

4,652,058

8,687,272

Bath and North East Somerset

445,032

754,046

940,669

1,271,219

1,410,844

2,307,682

Bedfordshire

620,441

683,731

912,971

2,470,457

2,275,686

4,302,601

Bexley

748,410

785,491

953,745

1,459,868

1,688,734

2,240,057

Birmingham

6,544,638

8,323,079

15,505,854

20,202,569

18,772,623

33,215,232

Blackburn with Darwen

2,967,803

3,763,784

4,569,753

6,283,069

6,239,994

10,280,435

Blackpool

1,356,852

1,718,584

2,363,199

3,058,124

2,877,500

6,681,646

Bolton

2,839,491

3,138,634

4,093,762

3,054,320

2,497,902

10,265,788

Bournemouth

774,796

905,763

1,079,548

1,890,413

1,710,922

2,259,610

Bracknell Forest

0

0

39,669

438,170

505,255

1,168,175

Bradford

5,060,706

5,910,820

8,418,624

9,187,781

10,051,073

12,392,210

Brent

1,924,893

2,287,232

3,136,548

2,062,707

1,645,904

5,984,229

Brighton and Hove

1,212,885

1,320,764

1,674,653

2,358,460

2,655,268

5,645,759

Bristol

3,155,363

3,408,972

4,626,657

5,724,261

5,716,095

8,129,829

Bromley

624,180

723,210

968,219

1,593,486

2,053,334

3,584,763

Buckinghamshire

225,456

447,714

887,958

982,113

2,196,913

3,211,588

Bury

675,403

713,639

1,039,471

1,536,289

1,632,356

2,977,701

Calderdale

1,802,270

2,081,903

2,390,712

3,445,773

3,202,667

4,771,018

Cambridgeshire

1,192,513

1,496,604

1,965,453

2,836,776

3,144,533

2,888,429

Camden

3,328,856

4,011,531

4,429,642

5,003,841

3,977,572

9,768,639

Cheshire

2,115,839

2,551,256

3,610,018

4,931,493

4,840,200

3,733,406

City of London

0

0

0

90,000

90,000

128,176

Cornwall

4,363,840

5,016,203

5,854,055

4,923,359

3,986,907

13,212,019

Coventry

2,283,143

2,682,312

3,004,458

2,950,379

2,409,543

9,074,348

Croydon

754,996

812,875

954,053

2,594,818

2,909,499

4,911,764

Cumbria

3,366,350

3,771,381

4,372,187

5,233,129

4,488,335

8,516,155

Darlington

1,135,960

1,313,523

1,701,263

1,589,514

1,475,563

3,260,982

Derby

2,274,015

2,611,331

2,621,706

2,451,570

2,116,247

9,036,898

Derbyshire

3,028,718

3,584,229

3,504,523

3,501,464

2,875,761

11,089,004

Devon

2,301,557

2,876,215

3,263,950

4,863,394

6,342,455

10,401,877

Doncaster

3,108,451

3,735,822

5,023,025

6,680,423

6,192,264

11,309,946

Dorset

746,023

816,558

1,112,395

1,970,848

2, 229,111

3,016,982

Dudley

1,660,974

2,038,755

3,330,927

3,241,348

3,454,002

6,921,228

Durham

6,388,105

8,238,417

10,356,184

11,262,163

9,898,272

20,381,790

Ealing

1,416,766

1,451,063

2,011,491

4,075,610

3,312,647

6,016,723

East Riding of Yorkshire

699,330

724,511

1,203,060

1,971,244

2,182,268

2,872,875

East Sussex

2,816,824

3,893,477

4,748,740

3,850,916

3,316,030

13,629,602

Enfield

1,315,744

1,383,859

2,181,936

3,044,367

2,940,685

4,736,110

Essex

2,279,687

2,446,694

3,829,794

3,695,985

6,744,764

13,444,212

Gateshead

2,367,756

2,561,163

2,993,764

3,703,748

3,339,523

6,454,847

Gloucestershire

1,157,971

1,422,103

2,334,527

3,490,142

4,252,368

6,944,959

Greenwich

3,065,929

3,644,687

3,687,766

3,478,031

2,928,769

10,525,461

Hackney

4,283,126

5,286,196

6,536,805

8,349,483

6,840,784

11,777,063

Halton

2,482,187

3,332,537

3,953,978

3,706,949

3,128,584

4,798,098

Hammersmith and Fulham

1,749,699

2,086,587

2,130,907

2,153,039

1,734,015

3,429,210

Hampshire

1,232,097

1,577,381

1,829,281

3,961,009

6,945,331

6,011,092

Haringey

3,339,420

4,142,120

4,594,072

5,962,668

4,811,575

12,704,519

Harrow

0

0

0

759,153

873,408

1,129,862

Hartlepool

2,032,263

2,202,889

2,618,302

2,927,450

2,570,523

4,921,876

Havering

744,128

827,059

877,892

1,513,779

1,882,483

2,910,289

Herefordshire

714,217

718,767

955,608

1,350,751

1,282,198

2,498,461

Hertfordshire

0

5,486

321,853

3,090,625

3,955,463

7,243,926

Hillingdon

686,196

759,801

869,441

1,343,487

1,860,292

1,615,636

Hounslow

744,600

800,335

1,062,747

2,574,292

2,086,533

3,798,597

Isle of Wight

685,602

635,263

1,087,148

1,075,833

1,293,268

2,431,724

Isles of Scilly

0

0

65,824

137,141

127,273

0

Islington

3,470,106

4,494,944

5,638,189

6,573,038

5,594,339

10,324,567

Kensington and Chelsea

1,088,069

1,307,984

1,589,082

1,891,508

1,812,465

3,683,422

Kent

5,322,156

6,516,291

7,458,498

6,490,832

10,542,106

17,954,344

Kingston upon Hull

4,387,044

5,167,439

6,570,364

6,619,223

6,032,778

10,712,182

Kingston upon Thames

0

0

0

595,120

808,095

744,761

Kirklees

2,444,400

3,080,760

5,015,063

3,411,988

2,948,402

11,930,440

Knowsley

2,843,784

3,393,331

4,202,432

3,356,195

2,772,182

8,044,183

Lambeth

3,705,498

4,484,511

6,323,222

6,605,583

8,032,617

13,264,068

Lancashire

9,383,926

11,615,052

15,160,442

17,400,049

17,833,522

31,994,581

Leeds

4,641,320

5,300,404

7,879,956

9,166,923

9,356,074

17,391,062

Leicester City

3,462,817

5,213,243

6,547,270

7,631,859

7,780,950

14,041,010

Leicestershire

391,691

663,738

895,114

785,600

662,048

6,258,691

Lewisham

3,175,857

3,853,158

4,606,830

3,857,762

3,163,592

8,635,750

Lincolnshire

3,945,225

4,772,638

5,393,463

6,665,603

6,127,592

14,765,088

Liverpool

6,071,361

7,472,516

10,297,380

11,132,779

11,430,736

21,395,808

Luton

489,701

699,416

1,247,703

2,074,274

2,337,785

4,273,295

Manchester

6,119,192

7,447,219

9,470,770

8,391,237

9,824,296

14,150,034

Medway

744,429

863,254

1,419,995

2,258,227

2,518,735

5,533,156

Merton

415,445

728,330

741,160

1,581,941

1,595,624

1,658,693

Middlesbrough

2,929,556

3,553,786

3,950,493

4,568,275

3,636,661

8,395,883

Milton Keynes

655,984

743,884

1,073,538

1,592,490

1,636,564

2,951,121

NE Lincolnshire

2,768,016

3,329,898

3,698,098

4,167,023

3,698,325

12,105,435

Newcastle upon Tyne

3,842,772

4,873,032

5,432,213

6,253,177

5,823,446

8,374,725

Newham

4,899,609

5,767,383

6,943,172

7,920,973

7,180,196

16,287,137

Norfolk

3,948,978

5,154,535

6,412,916

7,715,646

7,085,456

10,119,733

North Lincolnshire

1,269,500

1,455,894

1,807,366

2,367,860

2,105,769

3,367,920

North Somerset

665,677

726,095

952,336

1,412,763

1,507,909

1,607,260

North Tyneside

1,994,654

2,241,313

2,718,340

3,294,865

3,350,742

7,989,737

North Yorkshire

1,121,964

1,336,423

1,831,229

2,553,867

3,138,061

6,472,542

Northamptonshire

2,767,930

3,368,055

3,827,318

6,309,748

5,008,873

10,912,198

Northumberland

3,121,510

3,723,771

4,096,900

4,807,778

4,204,441

9,514,498

Nottingham City

4,344,223

5,130,045

6,146,486

5,059,066

4,304,828

13,165,254

Nottinghamshire

4,711,171

6,084,644

7,244,126

6,453,623

5,341,639

20,659,791

Oldham

2,294,086

2,611,972

3,446,663

4,535,561

4,908,702

9,903,790

Oxfordshire

1,028,500

1,229,618

1,308,120

3,147,236

2,927,093

4,643,990

Peterborough

1,809,681

1,954,144

2,540,687

3,169,241

2,681,767

5,242,970

Plymouth

2,471,313

2,874,443

3,431,902

4,073,481

3,761,690

7,216,170

Poole

0

0

0

191,250

594,136

1,135,633

Portsmouth

1,264,620

1,500,303

1,895,654

2,533,978

2,368,029

3,191,961

Reading

755,000

815,079

977,535

1,603,954

1,481,557

1,937,445

Redbridge

610,385

721,191

1,220,569

2,247,206

1,940,299

3,558,714

Redcar and Cleveland

2,441,213

2,920,321

3,290,511

3,129,396

2,819,544

7,207,119

Richmond upon Thames

0

0

0

791,372

1,117,583

1,239,171

Rochdale

2,663,066

3,240,476

4,011,941

5,027,881

4,577,870

9,187,350

Rotherham

1,960,459

2,107,249

2,918,716

1,988,066

3,839,756

8,262,256

Rutland

0

0

0

0

0

458,138

Salford

2,750,856

3,273,911

4,218,914

5,097,145

5,092,005

10,541,747

Sandwell

3,822,033

4,715,135

6,935,004

8,041,907

7,251,232

15,216,188

Sefton

2,555,021

2,860,347

3,295,388

4,040,696

4,025,191

7,189,852

Sheffield

4,820,711

5,748,300

5,968,152

5,704,835

4,669,791

11,184,389

Shropshire

1,208,412

1,474,427

1,744,448

1,548,982

1,305,372

4,268,130

Slough

708,429

692,536

934,260

1,620,115

1,494,917

1,808,281

Solihull

720,876

755,639

1,164,878

1,815,511

1,696,367

2,872,233

Somerset

1,995,781

2,246,739

2,909,294

3,700,037

3,743,297

8,252,662

South Gloucestershire

0

0

0

946,333

1,273,818

1,619,195

South Tyneside

2,392,924

2,896,369

3,437,141

4,380,581

3,989,044

7,763,833

Southampton

1,593,902

1,800,840

2,233,999

2,953,344

2,797,688

5,698,593

Southend

650,000

652,613

945,455

1,290,990

1,539,157

2,631,127

Southwark

4,841,458

5,773,606

7,105,078

8,664,773

7,329,649

14,111,579

St Helens

2,683,347

3,451,901

4,248,141

3,461,307

2,911,305

9,611,379

Staffordshire

3,420,406

3,459,755

4,213,454

5,990,872

6,975,081

10,449,472

Stockport

597,228

3,750,019

968,135

2,137,466

1,896,553

3,982,148

Stockton-on-Tees

2,959,248

644,598

4,168,682

3,836,548

3,155,902

7,816,193

Stoke on Trent

4,396,329

4,794,613

5,587,731

4,398,091

3,449,846

11,479,260

Suffolk

1,778,409

2,158,319

2,587,539

4,360,907

5,196,760

9,273,315

Sunderland

4,134,708

4,943,826

6,219,195

6,543,067

5,469,474

12,809,583

Surrey

0

0

80,340

1,545,357

2,919,055

3,983,599

Sutton

495,817

700,208

1,018,432

1,372,516

1,889,667

2,560,400

Swindon

754,769

847,681

1,153,713

1,595,119

1,879,232

3,841,288

Tameside

2,161,541

2,716,862

3,588,200

4,127,811

4,354,183

7,614,993

Telford and the Wrekin

1,185,342

1,445,490

1,512,447

1,348,654

1,169,537

3,886,054

Thurrock

875,450

889,512

1,272,558

1,673,054

1,970,939

3,258,875

Torbay

1,177,153

1,565,512

1,897,685

2,052,410

1,909,418

5,003,186

Tower Hamlets

4,377,958

5,291,872

5,743,059

7,297,693

7,361,975

11,831,221

Trafford

469,833

503,743

793,653

1,871,656

1,954,114

3,506,102

Wakefield

2,443,231

2,991,768

4,078,569

5,064,116

5,506,944

10,935,594

Walsall

2,869,573

3,509,691

4,536,032

5,929,141

5,435,428

10,827,910

Waltham Forest

2,045,046

2,960,185

4,047,816

2,807,347

2,428,644

8,201,136

Wandsworth

1,319,785

1,589,032

1,847,460

3,007,408

2,610,230

6,355,958

Warrington

1,036,767

1,266,326

1,700,177

2,449,004

2,651,225

4,624,908

Warwickshire

1,405,163

1,210,086

1,540,640

3,326,379

4,143,741

8,537,956

West Berkshire

0

0

0

472,812

538,032

934,158

West Sussex

1,023,194

1,504,270

2,128,382

1,471,576

1,240,140

4,418,336

Westminster

1,817,255

2,215,173

2,672,509

3,241,846

3,034,775

4,839,071

Wigan

1,093,405

1,162,269

2,578,218

4,076,436

4,198,570

5,076,437

Wiltshire

0

0

86,000

1,672,898

2,135,486

3,924,606

Windsor and Maidenhead

0

0

0

430,294

642,032

1,042,310

Wirral

2,396,851

2,966,387

4,188,872

4,976,227

5,307,493

10,092,574

Wokingham

0

0

11,994

450,870

790,201

484,220

Wolverhampton

2,997,011

3,974,474

4,906,402

5,693,847

5,311,341

9,271,159

Worcestershire

1,879,426

2,081,621

2,416,921

3,810,001

4,061,717

8,632,504

York

467,000

601,860

699,927

992,562

1,184,614

2,094,078

Total

308,361,426

371,230,349

472,767,237

563,052,390

560,053,519

1,114,406,891

1 Not all audits have been received from the Sure Start Local Programmes. For those programmes with outstanding audits an average spend rate has been applied to their allocation to produce a likely spend. Similarly five of the most deprived authorities were in Local Area Agreements in 2006/07 and 2007/08 and were not required to submit statements of spend to the Department. An average spend has been applied for these authorities.

In depth data to allow the spend in each of the areas of deprivation to be determined are available from 2003-04. The revenue spend in the 20 per cent., 10 per cent. and 5 per cent. most deprived local authorities areas, as identified by the Index of Multiple Deprivation 1997 (the latest year for which data are available), is given in table B.

Table B - SSLP and Children’s Centres revenue spend 2003-04 to 2007-08 by deprivation level of area

Deprivation level

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

0 - 5% (8 Local authorities)

34,994,692

42,707,247

52,782,300

57,589,673

54,641,169

5 - 10% (7 Local authorities)

27,601,975

33,122,806

47,327,552

52,476,125

47,780,812

10 - 20% (15 Local authorities)

48,398,126

60,941,713

76,269,567

83,492,249

78,775,898

Total

110,994,793

136,771,766

176,379,420

193,558,047

181,197,879

The Sure Start local programmes received a single capital allocation. The capital spend from 1999-00 to 2007-08 is shown in table C.

Table C. SSLP and Children's Centres Capital spend from 1999 to 2007-08 by deprivation level of area

Deprivation level

Capital

0-5% (8 Local Authorities)

102,223,852

5 - 10% (7 Local Authorities)

23,043,139

10 - 20% (15 Local Authorities)

43,994,611

Total

91,799,625