Sure Start Programme

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 was allocated to Sure Start in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) region in each year since the programme started.

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

holding answer 29 March 2010

The Department does not collect information by constituency. Sure Start allocations were made to local authorities. Each local authority is responsible for managing Sure Start activity across their area and will decide how much to spend in each constituency.

The Sure Start funding allocated to each region since the programme started is given in Table 1 as follows.

Table 1. Sure Start funding allocations by Government office regions
1999- 20 00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
Revenue Revenue Revenue Revenue Capital Total
East of England 20,043,508 31,518,124 37,437,420 49,485,557 2,042,587 51,528,144
East Midlands 14,297,582 24,441,880 33,402,830 37,874,539 1,704,998 39,579,537
Greater London 32,229,445 66,882,810 76,713,495 79,415,189 4,970,029 84,385,218
North East England 5,673,213 15,445,736 23,273,623 20,003,787 1,495,777 21,499,564
North West England 24,277,665 50,611,644 65,603,851 68,245,609 3,121,816 71,367,425
South East England 38,931,706 55,170,211 70,566,324 92,081,432 3,291,810 95,373,242
South West England 21,533,970 35,531,255 45,029,438 56,212,800 1,915,448 58,128,248
West Midlands 18,205,989 36,611,980 48,503,077 49,318,215 2,290,218 51,608,433
Yorkshire and Humber 16,368,967 36,578,882 48,095,722 48,142,976 2,126,564 50,269,540
Total 191,562,045 352,792,522 448,625,780 500,780,104 22,959,247 523,739,351
2003-04 2004-06( 1)
Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total
East of England 35,919,076 2,660,821 38,579,897 105,528,958 18,258,719 123,787,677
East Midlands 45,394,054 1,015,694 46,409,748 126,070,925 27,535,534 153,606,459
Greater London 102,705,690 6,065,398 108,771,088 287,237,921 68,644,344 355,882,265
North East England 56,562,964 1,848,490 58,411,454 143,187,025 29,948,724 173,135,749
North West England 105,938,322 2,110,147 108,048,469 284,689,005 71,249,942 355,938,947
South East England 51,796,246 1,843,397 53,639,643 153,230,897 22,620,266 175,851,163
South West England 42,591,345 1,650,528 44,241,873 117,284,366 20,986,070 138,270,436
West Midlands 64,606,486 3,605,196 68,211,682 181,065,306 47,298,847 228,364,153
Yorkshire and Humber 67,643,111 3,845,273 71,488,384 189,860,030 47,815,746 237,675,776
Total 573,157,294 24,644,944 597,802,238 1,588,154,433 354,358,192 1,942,512,625
2006-07 2007-08
Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total
East of England 78,484,923 27,883,222 106,368,145 91,841,007 56,157,959 147,998,966
East Midlands 82,463,531 22,398,077 104,861,608 92,299,850 47,272,341 139,572,191
Greater London 196,351,280 48,514,164 244,865,444 209,218,266 97,697,420 306,915,686
North East England 79,604,799 13,226,762 92,831,561 78,968,265 24,026,753 102,995,018
North West England 179,079,554 36,057,692 215,137,246 188,227,296 70,608,390 258,835,686
South East England 111,695,321 42,089,009 153,784,330 127,132,586 84,510,408 211,642,994
South West England 77,144,126 24,042,982 101,187,108 90,156,480 48,410,334 138,566,814
West Midlands 122,583,930 31,076,015 153,659,945 132,399,813 61,027,233 193,427,046
Yorkshire and Humber 120,307,067 26,966,653 147,273,720 132,950,458 54,977,589 187,928,047
Total 1,047,714,531 272,254,576 1,319,969,107 1,143,194,022 544,688,427 1,687,882,449
2008-09 2009-10
Revenue Capital Total Revenue Capital Total
East of England 110,907,991 33,757,225 144,665,216 136,587,997 89,800,385 226,388,382
East Midlands 107,622,263 22,851,117 130,473,380 125,780,024 56,284,903 182,064,927
Greater London 249,018,438 56,339,417 305,357,855 295,535,902 129,447,114 424,983,016
North East England 88,813,114 14,113,402 102,926,516 99,713,407 26,769,768 126,483,175
North West England 210,782,279 38,538,278 249,320,557 238,241,709 75,123,233 313,364,942
South East England 154,203,724 50,892,500 205,096,224 190,672,412 122,711,970 313,384,382
South West England 102,620,863 31,022,746 133,643,609 121,853,824 66,455,147 188,308,971
West Midlands 153,281,531 28,949,795 182,231,326 175,695,599 69,132,240 244,827,839
Yorkshire and Humber 149,707,512 29,243,066 178,950,578 170,498,402 61,451,826 231,950,228
Total 1,326,957,713 305,707,546 1,632,665,259 1,554,579,276 697,176,586 2,251,755,862
(1) Local authorities received a two year allocation in 2004-06.

Sure Start Local programmes (SSLPs) were the precursors of Children's Centres. SSLP revenue allocations prior to 2003-04 are not readily available at a local authority level and are not shown in table 1 above. The expenditure for SSLP revenue from 1999 to 2003 is shown in Table 2 as follows.

Table 2: Sure Start Local programme expenditure by local authorities from 1999 to 2003
1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03
SSLP revenue expenditure 3,196,391 32,832,645 104,776,562 174,277,508

SSLPs were given multi year capital allocations from programme inception to the end of 2005-06. Therefore it is not possible to disaggregate allocations by financial year. The total SSLP capital allocation is shown in Table 3 as follows.

Table 3. SSLP Capital allocation from 1999-2006 by Government office regions
East of England 25,226,389
East Midlands 41,078,839
Greater London 88,741,966
North East England 61,642,396
North West England 85,947,406
South East England 30,979,684
South West England 31,684,627
West Midlands 50,505,885
Yorkshire and Humber 63,830,952
Total 479,638,144

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