§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what were the costs to public funds involved in preparing the cost-benefit assessment442W contained in the explanatory memorandum for the Deregulation Length of the School Day Order 1995; 
(2) what estimates she has made of the annual saving to business which accrue from the Deregulation Length of the School Day Order 1995. 
§ Mr. Forth
As the explanatory memorandum makes clear, there are no cost implications involved in these proposals; so no cost-benefit assessment was required.
The Deregulation Length of the School Day Order 1995 is intended to speed up alterations to school session times. Schools do not receive extra funds for having a longer day or reduced funds for having a shorter day. Any savings to schools and their governing bodies will be measured in time saved in implementing changes to the length of the school day.