HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c35W
Caroline Flint

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many out of school clubs which received new opportunities funding since such funding was available(a) have subsequently closed and (b) are operational. [37297]

Margaret Hodge

Information is not available in the form requested.

The New Opportunities Fund Out Of Schools Hours Programme has created over 146,500 new out of school hours child care places in England since April 1999. Most of these projects are still receiving funding from the Fund but of those projects that have submitted their end of grant reports, over 90 per cent. of places are still in operation.

Between 1999 and 2004 £225.5 million is being made available to help start up new out of school hours child care in England.