Connexions

Education and Skills written question – answered on 22nd May 2006.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Connexions Card Project has cost; how much (a) has been paid and (b) remains to be paid to Capita for the IT component of the project; and how many cards have been issued in each year since the scheme has been in operation, broken down by local authority.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families), Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Children, Young People and Families)

The total cost of the Connexions Card Project up to 17 May 2006 is £72.38 million of this, £66.14 million has been paid to Capita. The IT element of the Connexions Card service is not paid for as a separate element. The remaining Connexions Card budget for payment to Capita is £41.48 million until December 2008.

The following table shows how many cards were issued each year from the start of the project in 2001 to April 2006, broken down by local authority.

Local education authority 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Grand Total
Barking and Dagenham 104 424 291 575 70 1,464
Barnet 4,050 1,966 949 1,232 242 8,439
Barnsley 1 56 247 909 245 1,458
Bath and North East Somerset 1,155 617 42 623 80 2,517
Bedfordshire 2,800 4,690 1,855 1,381 621 11,347
Bexley 1,717 417 472 1,024 994 4,624
Birmingham 188 3,047 1,816 4,554 2,237 11,842
Blackburn with Darwen 492 375 506 656 440 2,469
Blackpool 1 1 12 1,649 11 1,674
Bolton 1,487 770 1,025 2,271 179 5,732
Bournemouth 610 203 312 955 298 2,378
Bracknell Forest 1,216 396 431 609 112 2,764
Bradford 703 2,057 1,717 1,407 263 6,147
Brent 120 1,706 780 1,346 183 4,135
Brighton and Hove 2,451 2,061 3,568 1,752 389 10,221
Bristol City of 1,136 483 1,051 2,977 1,053 6,700
Bromley 1,917 1,218 2,905 2,329 531 8,900
Buckinghamshire 680 1,791 1,916 1,042 513 5,942
Bury 1,640 1,151 1,342 1,730 487 6,350
Calderdale 185 920 464 585 877 3,031
Cambridgeshire 782 2,404 1,281 4,220 875 9,562
Camden 1,093 489 482 766 131 2,961
Cheshire 708 2,334 3,767 3,672 1,408 11,889
City of London 7 1 5 3 16
Cornwall 3,833 1,902 1,928 2,901 964 11,528
Coventry 695 2,602 724 2,210 78 6,309
Croydon 520 947 1,925 1,860 650 5,902
Cumbria 1,861 1,975 1,822 3,127 381 9,166
Darlington 5 166 7,433 648 640 364 9,256
Derby 41 486 373 1,479 585 2,964
Derbyshire 2,089 2,165 1,845 3,273 391 9,763
Devon 4,022 4,921 2,285 4,291 227 15,746
Doncaster 336 1,163 1,038 1,274 119 3,930
Dorset 1,789 935 437 1,129 66 4,356
Dudley 1,498 1,458 948 2,108 405 6,417
Durham 599 2,592 3,945 3,782 4,993 1,385 17,296
Ealing 430 1,021 1,204 1,536 352 4,543
East Riding of Yorkshire 1,146 2,214 1,161 1,436 552 6,509
East Sussex 708 418 1,690 1,846 619 5,281
Enfield 2,541 4,237 2,791 2,851 681 13,101
Essex 3,131 12,948 10,549 11,497 2,787 40,912
Gateshead 281 828 849 479 859 206 3,502
Gloucestershire 606 1,594 4,425 4,874 1,576 13,075
Greenwich 847 1,639 744 1,714 980 5,924
Hackney 1 374 377 454 531 77 1,814
Halton 826 198 178 786 265 2,253
Hammersmith and Fulham 1 407 5,180 1,145 174 6,907
Hampshire 391 5,770 5,815 9,055 2,764 23,795
Haringey 443 708 830 592 310 2,883
Harrow 1 293 1,988 4,375 1,146 7,803
Hartlepool 626 1,560 305 921 490 3,902
Havering 2,615 1,394 2,001 781 1,655 8,446
Herefordshire 52 443 295 174 437 1,401
Hertfordshire 1,971 5,865 5,393 7,343 1,776 22,348
Hillingdon 580 928 1,578 1,481 571 5,138
Hounslow 1,064 1,109 730 2,311 1,014 6,228
Isle of Wight 1,002 805 841 853 123 3,624
Islington 2 37 174 235 163 611
Kensington and Chelsea 84 1,015 372 867 92 2,430
Kent 6,575 7,690 7,079 8,582 2,109 32,035
Kingston upon Hull City of 1,385 1,785 1,484 2,645 697 7,996
Kingston upon Thames 412 39 669 333 100 1,553
Kirklees 728 453 591 834 203 2,809
Knowsley 1,079 1,817 18 416 517 3,847
Lambeth 505 672 471 477 90 2,215
Lancashire 1,465 1,037 1,274 5,449 3,137 12,362
Leeds 2,638 2,312 2,317 2,760 789 10,816
Leicester 5,387 3,578 2,334 2,362 959 14,620
Leicestershire 2,903 812 2,237 4,176 1,942 12,070
Lewisham 1,199 612 1,289 1,527 711 5,338
Lincolnshire 2,291 4,150 4,032 4,011 794 15,278
Liverpool 1,601 1,825 1,900 1,312 1,059 7,697
Luton 4 75 1,448 2,493 668 4,688
Manchester 13 1,446 1,154 1,895 1,355 5,863
Medway 2,481 3,388 1,131 2,022 499 9,521
Merton 311 165 784 1,251 115 2,626
Middlesbrough 915 490 1,535 980 1,101 453 5,474
Milton Keynes 569 342 797 650 321 2,679
Newcastle upon Tyne 552 5,410 1,466 2,560 1,866 104 11,958
Newham 3 388 1,447 3,226 289 5,353
Norfolk 3,631 1,257 2,822 4,117 664 12,491
North East Lincolnshire 1,104 2,020 2,365 792 862 7,143
North Lincolnshire 1,252 1,763 978 614 1,911 6,518
North Somerset 347 147 545 1,443 233 2,715
North Tyneside 792 665 1,772 888 682 645 5,444
North Yorkshire 1,796 1,067 1,574 2,152 974 7,563
Northamptonshire 3,628 4,980 3,771 3,677 1,242 17,298
Northumberland 4 2,213 2,144 1,820 2,616 1,081 9,878
Nottingham 2,211 1,013 1,961 2,160 765 8,110
Nottinghamshire 3,645 3,830 3,218 5,168 848 16,709
Oldham 208 488 765 1,124 223 2,808
Oxfordshire 1,704 1,466 2,028 2,254 3,190 10,642
Peterborough 817 2,034 1,237 804 329 5,221
Plymouth 977 1,589 1,182 681 77 4,506
Poole 177 165 243 149 734
Portsmouth 2 781 686 856 298 2,623
Reading 239 296 1,004 854 132 2,525
Redbridge 429 475 1,504 1,510 495 4,413
Redcar and Cleveland 1,442 1,908 1,353 1,112 513 6,328
Richmond upon Thames 3,614 1,423 2,821 2,034 77 9,969
Rochdale 634 505 942 916 413 3,410
Rotherham 175 1,101 1,359 1,074 142 3,851
Rutland 1 52 4 53 5 115
Salford 804 2,883 1,611 2,231 1,042 8,571
Sandwell 795 302 691 1,536 406 3,730
Sefton 1,390 1,076 1,383 829 447 5,125
Sheffield 678 1,573 1,570 2,464 913 7,198
Shropshire 648 1,130 1,286 1,536 185 4,785
Slough 120 760 474 407 450 2,211
Solihull 622 171 255 582 29 1,659
Somerset 746 800 864 2,932 243 5,585
South Gloucestershire 2,828 1,690 533 855 180 6,086
South Tyneside 1 217 679 350 2,522 199 3,968
Southampton 1 13 2,960 315 424 3,713
Southend-on-Sea 283 647 460 969 49 2,408
Southwark 11 618 310 2,141 366 3,446
St. Helens 8 745 1,055 691 532 3,031
Staffordshire 1,430 2,893 5,306 3,428 974 14,031
Stockport 45 3,077 209 2,778 71 6,180
Stockton-on-Tees 766 901 2,621 990 1,504 775 7,557
Stoke-on-Trent 486 1,388 856 462 230 3,422
Suffolk 836 1,984 2,236 3,563 618 9,237
Sunderland 711 2,285 1,069 1,515 1,971 498 8,049
Surrey 2,978 7,300 6,606 6,021 1,365 24,270
Sutton 636 324 1,302 2,406 775 5,443
Swindon 34 2,620 1,200 991 474 5,319
Tameside 308 365 121 780 1,843 3,417
Telford and Wrekin 74 935 594 880 193 2,676
Thurrock 31 14 31 559 158 793
Torbay 451 413 194 922 507 2,487
Tower Hamlets 3 2,337 585 1,399 579 4,903
Trafford 38 328 1,074 1,405 141 2,986
Wakefield 110 1,248 1,063 1,800 529 4,750
Walsall 306 3,143 413 1,255 572 5,689
Waltham Forest 170 328 892 634 406 2,430
Wandsworth 146 778 1,460 1,358 468 4,210
Warrington 756 251 362 606 251 2,226
Warwickshire 2,049 2,468 2,158 1,611 1,065 9,351
West Berkshire 400 1,933 3,394 1,128 130 6,985
West Sussex 507 1,730 1,877 3,329 750 8,193
Westminster 4 433 450 768 224 1,879
Wigan 1,746 1,391 899 1,757 546 6,339
Wiltshire 115 1,033 664 803 464 3,079
Windsor and Maidenhead 567 311 811 520 40 2,249
Wirral 1,536 2,285 1,559 2,473 914 8,767
Wokingham 883 540 437 653 189 2,702
Wolverhampton 336 304 113 3,270 600 4,623
Worcestershire 408 593 935 2,507 389 4,832
York 74 739 456 529 205 2,003
GO region/ partnership/LEA no/primary LC not set 489 465 756 3,049 411 5,170
Grand total 4,627 163,419 233,947 220,472 289,070 91,665 1,003,200

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