Mr. Cummings : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the proposed grant allocation from his Department to the two city technology colleges in Cleveland and Gateshead for each of the next five years and the proposed grant allocation for secondary schools within Durham local education authority for each of the next five years.
Mr. Butcher : My right hon. Friend will pay an annual per capita grant to meet the normal running costs of each CTC in line with average costs in LEA-maintained secondary schools in similar areas. The grant for each CTC will depend on a number of factors and the precise levels for the colleges in Cleveland and Gateshead are still under consideration.
The rate support grant is paid in support of local authority services on the basis of an annual settlement. It is not hypothecated to particular services or components of those services. Revenue support grant will operate on similar principles, and it is therefore not possible to define a grant allocation for an authority's secondary schools over a five-year period.
Mr. Cummings : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give details of the capital investment allocation from his Department to the two city technology colleges in Cleveland and Gateshead and of the capital allocation for secondary education for Durham local education authority.
Mr. Butcher : The cost of the Macmillan CTC in Middlesbrough, Cleveland will be not more than £7.5 million of which the maximum contribution from the DES will be £5.625 million. A design and cost study is at present in hand on the Gateshead CTC and decisions on the level of capital funding will be taken in the light of this work.
Column 356Durham's allocation of prescribed capital expenditure for 1989-90 is £2.133 million of which £2.116 million is for schools. Within that sum no separate allocation is made for the secondary sector.
Mr. Cummings : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the expected number of pupils of each of the two city technology colleges in Cleveland and Gateshead for each of the next five years and the expected number of pupils attending secondary schools within Durham local education authority for each of the next five years.
Mr. Butcher : The Macmillan CTC in Middlesbrough Cleveland will open in September 1989 and places have been offered to 195 first-year pupils. The college will admit around 180 first-year pupils in each of the four succeeding years. No decision has yet been made on early recruitment of a sixth form. No decision has yet been taken on admissions to the proposed Gateshead CTC.
Projections of pupil numbers for individual local education authorities are not available centrally.
Mr. Andrew Bowden : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the likely implications on public service broadcasts emanating from his Department of the White Paper "Broadcasting in the '90s : Competition Choice and Quality".
Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by the four district authorities in South Yorkshire, how many vacancies exist currently in primary, junior, middle, high and secondary schools for teachers in English, mathematics, languages, science, craft and arts subjects.
Mrs. Rumbold : Numbers of vacancies in January 1988 for full-time permanent teacher posts in maintained schools of the four authorities in South Yorkshire are listed in the table. Primary school vacancies are not broken down by subject specialism, and they include middle deemed primary and nursery. Middle deemed secondary and high school vacancies are incorporated in the secondary figures.
|Barnsley |Doncaster |Rotherham |Sheffield |All South Yorkshire ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Primary vacancies |3 |8 |16 |8 |35 (percentage of teachers in service) |0.7 of which, number in: Junior |2 |1 |9 |1 |13 Other |1 |7 |7 |7 |22 Secondary vacancies |2 |8 |4 |6 |20 (percentage of teachers in service) |0.3 of which, number in: English |0 |1 |1 |0 |2 Mathematics |0 |1 |0 |0 |1 Languages |0 |0 |0 |0 |0 Sciences |1 |1 |0 |0 |2 Craft Design and Technology |0 |0 |0 |0 |0 Arts |0 |2 |1 |0 |3
Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by location and date for the three counties of Yorkshire, the number of primary schools that have closed since 1979 ; how many were in a rural area ; what schools are at present under review ; and if he will make a statement.
St. Edwin's Junior School
Dunford Hazelhead Junior and Infants School
Crane Moor CE Junior and Infants School
Darfield Shroggs Head Infants School
Silton and Kepwick CE Primary School
Horton Percy Nursery School
Longcroft Junior School
Barwick in Elmet Infants School
East Hardwick Cawoods Junior and Infants School
Knottingley Simpson's Lane First School
Knottingley Tithe Barn First School
Knottingley Throstle Farm First School
Askrigg CE Primary School
Reighton and Speeton Primary School
Bilborough Fairfax Primary School
Hunsingore Primary School
Constable Burton CE Primary School
Flaxton on the Moor CE Primary School
Wighill CE Primary School
Pudsey Littlemoor Infants School
Willerby Staxton Primary School
Ganton CE Primary School
Galphay County Primary School
Grantley CE Primary School
Thorne Fieldside First School
Brownhills Primary School
Harehills Primary School
Cross Gate St. Theresa's RC Primary School
Holy Rosary RC Primary School
St. Anne's RC Primary School
St. Charles RC Primary School
St. Gregory's RC Primary School
Holy Trinity CE Primary School
St. Paul's First School
Grosvenor First School
St. Vincent's RC Junior and Infants School
Fifteen of these schools were in rural areas.
Information for previous years is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
Column 358The following proposals under sections 12 and 13 of the Education Act 1980 to close primary schools in Yorkshire local education authorities are at present under consideration by my right hon. Friend :
Hackenthorpe Village Infants School
Grimethorpe Springvale First School
East Keswick CE Junior and Infants School
Garforth Parochial CE Junior School
Horsforth Woodside CE Infants School
Ledston Lady Elizabeth Hastings CE Junior and Infants School Morley St. Peter's CE Infants School
Aldbrough St. John CE Primary School
West Slaithwaite CE Junior and Infants School
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will publish a table showing, for each year 1981-82 to 1987-88 the amount of grant-related expenditure assessment in respect of the additional educational needs of under-fives as a percentage of the total recurrent spending by local authorities on under-fives ; and if he will make a statement ;
(2) what has been the difference in cash terms, for each year 1981-82 to 1987-88, between the control total for recurrent spending by local authorities on under-fives and the outturn total spending in this category ; if he will estimate the amount of any such difference for 1988-89 and 1989-90 ; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs. Rumbold : The information is not available in the form requested. Grant-related expenditure for the education of under-fives falls under two separate control totals of the grant-related expenditure assessment for education. The nursery control total has 49 per cent. distributed by reference to the additional educational needs index, while the primary total, which includes an allowance for under-fives in primary classes, has 11 per cent. distributed by reference to the additional educational needs index. The under-fives element of the primary control total is not separable from the rest of the total and it is not therefore possible to make the comparison requested.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the grant-related expenditure assessment in respect of primary schools takes account of the numbers of under-fives (a) in nursery classes of primary schools or (b) in ordinary classes of primary schools ; what adjustments were made to the grant-related expenditure assessments in respect of primary schools in the years 1981-82 to 1987-88 in connection with the numbers of under-fives in primary schools ; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs. Rumbold : The grant-related expenditure assessment for primary education takes account of expenditure on under-fives in primary classes. Nursery classes in primary schools fall within the grant-related expenditure assessment for nursery education. The relevant control totals for these GREAs have been increased by 9.7 per cent. and 6 per cent. respectively in real terms between 1981-82 and 1987-88 ; movements in pupil numbers have been one of the factors taken into account.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the proportions, for each year 1988-89 and 1989-90 of the present grant-related expenditure assessments in respect of the additional educational needs of under-fives in relation to the control totals for recurrent spending by the local authorities on under-fives ; and if he will make a statement.
Mrs. Rumbold : Of the grant-related expenditure assessment for nursery education in 1988-89 and 1989-90, 49 per cent. is distributed by reference to the additional educational needs index for each authority. Under-fives being educated in primary classes fall within the primary total for grant-related expenditure, of which 11 per cent. is distributed by reference to the additional educational needs index for each authority.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment he has made of the implications of career breaks for women teachers for the problems of teacher shortages identified by his Department.
Mrs. Rumbold : My Department's memorandum to the Education, Science and Arts Committee, a copy of which is in the Library, explains the importance of continuing to secure a high rate of teachers returning to the profession, both women and men. I commend to all local authorities the supportive career break schemes developed by some, which provide information and training for teachers out of service and which can ease their return to the profession.
Mrs. Ann Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assessment he has made of the implication of the provisions of the Education Reform Act 1988 on delegation of staffing responsibilities to governing bodies for the level of adoption of career break schemes for women teachers ; and if he will make a statement.