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Children's Centres: Hertfordshire

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many further Sure Start children’s centres are planned for (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire; and when he expects all such centres to be operational. (289421)

Hertfordshire local authority currently has 51 Sure Start Children’s Centres offering services to approximately 42,400 children, with a further 31 planned to be delivered by March 2010 in order to provide universal coverage of children’s centre services for children under five and their families. Of the 31 planned centres, four will be located in Dacorum. There are no further centres planned for the Hemel Hempstead constituency.

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start children's centres were operating in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire on the latest date for which figures are available. (289635)

As of July 2009 Hertfordshire Local Authority has 51 Sure Start Children's Centres offering services to approximately 42,400 children under five and their families. Of these seven are located in Hemel Hempstead constituency and six in Dacorum.