1. The grant allocations exclude funding for the free entitlement for early learning for three and four-year-olds.
2. The allocations include the funding for integrated services such as childrens centres and Sure Start Local Programmes. They also include funding for child care sufficiency and access and improving the outcomes and quality in early years settings. 3. Sure Start Local Programmes were awarded a lifetime capital allocation rather than specific amounts each year. This lifetime allocation has been shown separately.
4. Grant allocations for 2004-06 were for a two-year period. In the table, the totals have been divided equally between the two years.
Mrs. Maria Miller:
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether parents may use the current free entitlement to 12.5 hours of nursery care at different providers. 
The entitlement to 12 and a half hours per week of free early learning can be accessed across a diverse range of high quality providers in the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. Parents may use their early learning entitlement at more than one provider.