To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department's Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14 will be published; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish that report.
The Department for Education’s 2013-14 Annual Report and Accounts is due to be laid in Parliament on 19 January 2015 and published on 20 January 2015. The accounts cover three executive agencies (Education Funding Agency, Standards Testing Agency and National College of Teaching Leadership), and two executive non-departmental public bodies (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner). In addition they also consolidate the accounts of 2,585 Academy Trusts, operating 3,905 schools. As the accounts will explain in more detail, this consolidation is a significant piece of work, involving a number of technical accounting challenges, and it is not possible to complete it in time to enable publication within the usual Parliamentary pre-summer recess timeframe.