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Schools: Transport

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what proportion of the Walking to School initiative's budget was spent in the latest year for which figures are available. (316168)

The last year for which figures are available is 2009-10 during which we have spent £19.95 million, which represents 95.4 per cent. of the available budget. Of this, £14.11 million was allocated as grants to schools and they have three years in which to spend the funding. The remaining £5.84 million expenditure represents salary costs for approximately 250 school travel advisers and seven regional school travel advisers.