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Marriage Guidance

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much of the money allocated through the Children, Young People and Families Grant 2008-09 constituted spending on marriage and relationship support as defined in his Department’s document Moving Forward Together (Marriage and relationship support covers help, advice or information that helps people to establish and maintain successful relationships with their partners? Foreword: Moving Forward Together, a Proposed Strategy for Marriage Support for 2002 and Beyond, April 2002); (256477)

(2) how much of the money allocated through the Children, Young People and Families Grant 2009-10 as announced on 24 December 2008 is for the purpose of spending on marriage and relationship support as defined in his Department’s document Moving Forward Together (Marriage and relationship support covers help, advice or information that helps people to establish and maintain successful relationships with their partners? Foreword: Moving Forward Together, a Proposed Strategy for Marriage Support for 2002 and Beyond, April 2002).

[holding answer 12 February 2009]: In 2008-09 £3.2 million of grant funding was allocated through the Children, Young People and Families grant programme for the purpose of spending on marriage and relationship support as defined in the Department’s document Moving Forward Together.

In 2009-10 £3.8 million of grant funding will be awarded through the Children, Young People and Families grant programme as announced on 24 December 2008 for the purpose of spending on marriage and relationship support as defined in the Department’s document Moving Forward Together.