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Curriculum: Expenditure

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) his Department and (b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency spent on developing the National Curriculum in the latest year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (321200)

The latest financial year for which figures are available is 2008-09. During that year the Department spent £317,000 on developing the national curriculum by providing support to the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum.

During the same period the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency spent £1.6 million on developing the national curriculum in support of the Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum.