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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what departmental investigations have taken place since 1 January 2007 into the management of his Departments contracts with
private sector agencies; and if he will make a statement. 
Investigations may be carried out into issues where there appears to be evidence of possible malpractice or impropriety. Since 1 January 2007, the Department has undertaken two formal investigations that have concerned or included consideration of issues relating to the management of contracts with private sector organisations.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for which regulators and inspectorates his Department has had responsibility in each year since 1997; what the budget was of each such body in each year; and what the cost to the public purse was of any restructuring of each such body in each year. 
Kevin Brennan: The following table sets out the annual budget for each of the financial years from 1998-99 to 2006-07 for each of the regulatory and inspectorate bodies that were the responsibility of the former Department for Education and Skills (2001-02 to 2006-07) and the former Department for Education and Employment (1998-99 to 2000-01). Final figures are not currently available for 2007-08 for the Department for Children, Schools and Families and information is not readily accessible prior to 1998-99.
The Department does not hold specific financial information in relation to the cost of any restructuring that these bodies may have undertaken. This information could be gathered from the bodies themselves only at disproportionate cost.
|Annual budget provision for regulatory and inspectorate bodies of the former Department for Education and Skills and the former Department for Education and Employment since 1998-99|
|Financial year||Adult Learning Inspectorate||Office for Fair Access||Office of the Childrens Commissioner||General Teaching Council||Qualifications and Curriculum Authority|
Adult Learning Inspectorate transferred to Ofsted from 1 April 2007.
Departmental resource accounts from 1998-99 to 2006-07.
Kevin Brennan: Competition managers work with schools, national governing bodies of sport and school sport associations within each county area to increase inter-school sport competition. The national school sport competition framework has been developed in partnership with some 20 national governing bodies of sport.
School sport partnerships now include all maintained schools in England. There are currently 90 competition managers in post, each working across two school sport partnerships. On average, there are 48 schools per partnership. This means that competition managers are currently working with around 7,200 primary schools and 1,440 secondary schools. The appointment of a total of 226 competition managers by January 2009 will ensure that all maintained schools in England will be included in this framework.
|Maintained mainstream schools: number of pupils for whom statements were newly made, London local authorities, 2002 - 06, position in January each year|
|(1) Regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10.|
(2) One or two pupils.
SEN 2 Survey 2003-06.
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