Support for All: The Families and Relationships

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to rolling-out free bookshop book packs as announced in Support for All: the Families and Relationships Green Paper to date.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

Funding for the Booktrust programme as referred to in Support for All: the Families and Relationships Green Paper is £18 million in 2009-11. This programme continues to provide free book packs to families with young children at six to nine months, 18 months and three years, each giving age-appropriate children's books and advice to parents and carers to promote shared reading, storytelling and rhymes in the home.

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