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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of his Department's annual budget is allocated to preventative and early intervention measures. (318841)

[holding answer 26 February 2010]: Preventative and early intervention measures are an integral part of many of the Department’s programmes and policies. However, these aspects of the Department’s business are not always identified as specific allocated budgets within the remit of larger programmes and policy initiatives. It would not be possible to accurately identify the annual amount of spend on preventative and early intervention measures without incurring disproportionate cost.