The use of procurement collaboration to achieve improved value for money, quality and reliability of supply is a key Government initiative. This is demonstrated by the importance placed on the Office of Government Commerce's (OGC's) collaborative agenda.
Where this approach is adopted to a category of spend, for example support staff or facilities, an assessment of the specific merits to be achieved should be undertaken prior to undertaking the work (i.e. a business case is developed) and the subsequent measurement of the merits/benefits which should be recorded and reported as appropriate.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) currently encourages schools to make use of contracts and frameworks that have been competed in the market place across a range of products and services. Where arrangements for specific categories of spend have not been addressed by DCSF, a school will be directed to an appropriate collaborative contract or framework which may be owned by the local authority, OGC or some other public body.
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of schools in each local authority area provide pupils with the opportunity for at least two hours of sport per week. 
Mr. Iain Wright:
The following table from the School Sport Survey for 2007/08 shows the percentage of pupils by local authority who participated in at least two hours of high quality PE and out of hours sport in a typical week. The survey does not collect data in the form requested.
Percentage of pupils who participated in at least two hours of high quality PE and out of hours school sport in a typical weekanalysis by local authority