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Implementation Review Unit

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to paragraph 5.13, page 74, of his Department's publication, “Your child, your schools, our future”, what funding his Department has allocated to the Implementation Review Unit in 2009-10. (286890)

The Implementation Review Unit (IRU) was established in 2003 with a specific remit to advise the Department on reducing bureaucracy in schools. The Department has allocated £250,000 to the IRU for 2009-10. This will cover the costs of the review of barriers to delivery in schools as outlined in “Your child, your schools, our future: building the 21st century schools system” as well as all expenditure related to IRU meetings and other research relating to burdens and bureaucracy in schools.