§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what is the estimated total cost of Sir Ron Dearing's review of the national curriculum; what is the total cost to date; and if he will provide a detailed breakdown of such costs.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The estimated total cost to date is £1.3 million, comprising:
The eventual cost of the current consultation on the revised curriculum proposals is estimated at about £2 million, which includes the cost of publishing and distributing the consultation documents and a report on the outcome of consultation.
- (i) £755k for the interim and final Dearing reports on the National Curriculum; and
- (ii) £528k for work on slimming down the curriculum by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) and its advisory groups (excluding SCAA's internal staff costs).