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Literacy: Primary Education

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) publication and distribution and (b) training in respect of the Letters and Sounds programme in the last 12 months for which figures are available. (318261)

The information is as follows:

(a) Full costs for ‘Letters and Sounds’ are detailed as follows. We cannot identify specific figures for publication and distribution. These costs form part of the National Strategies contract funding:

£

Description

2006-07

2007-08

Project management costs

219,508

79,677

Project costs

851,633

1,313,900

Total ‘Letters and Sounds’

1,071,141

1,393,577

Total cost of ‘Letters and Sounds’

2,464,718

(b) Training in respect of ‘Letters and Sounds’ forms part of the work of the National Strategy’s regional consultants, and is included in their contract funding. It is not possible to break down specific costs for this.