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Mr. Robin Cook [pursuant to his reply, 14 December 2000, c. 226W]: The Nice IGC agreed that on 1 January 2005 member states' votes in the Council would be re-weighted according to the following table.
|Current weighting||From 2005|
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Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Russian Federal Government about the conviction of Platon Obukhov for espionage. 
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force (35th Ed.). This is updated every six months and is available in the Library of the House. More in depth and up to date information on EU legislation is available on the internet at www.europa.eu.int/eur-lex.
Mr. Paul Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the total amount awarded to schools in Shrewsbury and Atcham to improve school buildings was in each year since 1997. 
Table 1 shows the revised overall New Deal for Schools (NDS) allocation (reflecting subsequent allocations) to Shropshire Local Education Authority and that to schools in Shrewsbury and Atcham (where this information is available).
Table 2 provides a revised breakdown of NDS allocations to specific schools in Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency where this information is available. Information about the schools included in package bids is available from Shropshire Local Education Authority.
|NDS initiative||Shropshire LEA's allocation||Allocations to schools in Shrewsbury and Atcham|
(3) Included within £185,000
(4) Including two LEA packages
(5) This figure has increased by £22,000 since the answer number  given on 5 June 2000, Official Report, columns 142-43W, due to extra funds being made available to improve ICT facilities at Baschurch Church of England School. This school is not in the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency.
(6) Including three LEA packages
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|NDS Initiative||School||Project||Total cost (£)|
|1||--||LEA-wide bid consisting of 16 secondary and 23 primary schools benefiting from provision of ICT infrastructure(8)||185,000|
|2||Woodfield Infant||Recovering of roof to dismountable classroom||1,906|
|2||The Wilfred Owen||Replacement of classroom||37,950|
|2||Meole Brace||Recovering of roof to dismountable classrooms||1,908|
|2||Belvidere||Renewal of roof covering to dismountable classroom||3,816|
|2||Harlescott||Recovering of roof to dismountable classroom||7,632|
|2||Severndale||Replacement of classrooms||89,980|
|3||--||LEA-wide package for four schools to provide adequate fire precautions||517,200|
|3||--||LEA-wide package for 165 schools for asbestos identification||317,002|
|3||Meole Brace||Replacement of leaking roof||66,000|
|4||The Wilfred Owen and The Grange||Part of a four-school package for roofing repairs||216,889|
|4||Springfield Infants||Part of a three-school package for roofing repairs and fire breaks||184,694|
|4||Springfield Infants||Part of a two-school package for refenestration to Mk 1 SCOLAS||143,106|
|4||Bomere Heath Church of England||Part of a seven-school package for improvements to IT/GP areas||180,983|
|4||Radbrook Primary||Replacement of hard play area||32,943|
|4||Condover Church of England Primary||Replacement of Horsa building||265,299|
|4||Holy Cross Church of England||Replacement of temporary classroom||38,700|
|4||Severndale||Replacement of heating systems||65,789|
(7) Packages detailed include schools outside this specific constituency.
(8) Please note that under NDS1 LEAs were not required to specify schools and projects.
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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of the allocation of funds for additional capital projects, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Autumn Statement for secondary schools in Essex (a) is new money and (b) flows from previous announcements. 
Jacqui Smith: The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced additional capital funding of £167 million for schools across England on 8 November 2000, of which £4.2 million was for schools in Essex. This was all new money.
Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of the funds announced in the Autumn Statement for additional capital projects in secondary schools (a) was new money and (b) flowed from previous announcements. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what criteria have to be met for registration as an independent school; and how many have been so registered in each year since 1990. 
Ms Estelle Morris: Any school in England at which full-time education is provided for five or more pupils of compulsory school age, and which is not a school maintained by a local education authority or a non- maintained special school, must register as an independent school. Initially registration is provisional. Final registration is conditional on inspection evidence that the standards at the school meet the requirements of the Education Act 1996 in relation to accommodation, premises, instruction, proprietor and staff, and child welfare in the case of a boarding school. The following
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table shows how many new schools registered, and the total number of registered independent schools in England, in each year since 1990.
|Year||New schools||Total number of independent schools in operation|
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