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Youth Justice: Finance

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for which parts of the youth justice budget he plans to protect funding in each of the next three years. (321630)

[holding answer 11 March 2010]: As per the letter of 15 February 2010 sent to the hon. Gentleman jointly by my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Garston (Maria Eagle) and myself, I can confirm that funding allocated to the Youth Justice Board for front-line services aimed at tackling youth crime will be protected at 2009/10 levels in 2010/11.

Funding for financial years 2011/12 and 2012/13 will be subject to future spending review decisions.