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Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have received Government funding for adoption target levels in each of the last three financial years for which figures are available; and how much Government funding was granted in each such year. 
Beverley Hughes: A total of £970,547.40 has been claimed to date against the three year local public sector agreement (LPSA) adoption targets agreed by the then Department for Education and Skills and local authorities that ended in 2007-08. Since LPSA Performance Reward Grant (PRG) is claimed and paid in two instalments, to date half of this amount has been paid, with the remainder due in 2009-10.
|Local authority||Total PRG paid (£)|
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect on provision of welfare beds in secure children's homes of the decision of the Youth Justice Board to reduce the number of justice beds in such homes. 
Beverley Hughes: It is the responsibility of local authorities to assess the need for, and availability of, welfare beds in secure children's homes as part of their duty to ensure that there is sufficient children's home provision. Local authorities can obtain support in this role from the DCSF Commissioning Support Programme which will offer Children's Trusts bespoke support based on their needs and focus on key areas of concern.
It is likely that following the Youth Justice Board's decision some homes may decide to close. However, the effect on the overall provision of welfare beds will depend upon the decisions made by the providers of the remaining homes about the number of welfare beds they wish to provide, taking into account likely demand
from local authorities. DCSF is working closely with the YJB and the providers of the homes to monitor future developments and the YJB has made funding available to support those homes who lost contracts to help them develop sustainable provision of welfare beds.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many out-of-school and
holiday play scheme places were available for children aged (a) four and under, (b) five to 11 and (c) 11 years and over in each London local authority in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2007-08. 
|Number( 1) of registered out of school and holiday scheme child care places for children under eight years of age: Position at 31 March each year|
|Out of school clubs||Holiday schemes|
|Local authority area||1997( 2)||2008( 3)||1997( 2)||2008( 3,4)|
|(1) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10 if under 100, and to the nearest 100 if over 100.|
(2) Data Source: Children's Daycare Facilities Survey
(3) Data Source: Ofsted
(4) Ofsted do not collect information on holiday scheme childcare places.
(5) Data not available.
(6) Data not collected.
Annette Brooke: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what pilot schemes his Department has initiated to assist families with children in each year since 2001; what the cost was of each such scheme; how many families were involved in each such scheme; what evaluation was undertaken in respect of each such scheme; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: We have undertaken a wide range of pilots since 2001 which have added considerably to our understanding of what works to improve outcomes for families and children. The key pilots targeted specifically at families are listed in the following table.
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