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Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) how many education welfare officers he assumes Essex County Council has for the purpose of his Department's plan for the delivery of the Government's policy on education; 
Jacqui Smith: Further to my reply of 12 February 2001, Official Report, column 46W, the number of education welfare officers employed in a local education authority is a matter for each authority to determine, bearing in mind the need to secure attendance of children at school. Numbers employed will depend on the size of the authority and the level of non-attendance at school. Essex local education authority employs 51 education welfare officers.
Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the SSA per (a) primary school and (b) secondary school pupil was, in real terms, for Cambridgeshire in each year since 1990-91. 
Ms Estelle Morris: The first table shows for 1990-91 to 1997-98 primary and secondary SSA per pupil for Cambridgeshire prior to local government reorganisation. The second table shows for 1997-98 to 2000-01 primary and secondary SSA per pupil and grants per pupil for Cambridgeshire after local government reorganisation. All figures are in real terms at 2000-01 prices.
|Primary SSA||Secondary SSA|
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|SSA||Grants||Per pupil||SSA||Grants||Per pupil|
(31) 1997-98 figures in this table are estimates
Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the amount of capital made available to schools in the Cambridge constituency through the New Deal for Schools since May 1997. 
Jacqui Smith: The table shows those schools in the Cambridge constituency which are benefiting from investment through the New Deal for Schools programme, allocated over the four years from 1997-98 to 2000-01. These allocations form part of the total £10.7 million investment made in schools in Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority under the New Deal for Schools programme over the same period. In that period, Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority has received some £56.9 million of funding in total for capital investment in schools.
In January this year, we announced that the New Deal for Schools would be extended over the next three years to 2003-04. Allocations benefiting schools in Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority announced in January under the New Deal for Schools total £19.8 million over three years. This amount will be increased later this year when allocations to local authorities of the new £550 million New Deal for Schools Modernisation programme are announced.
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|Year/School||Project||Grant awarded (£)|
|Included within an LEA wide package:|
|St. Matthew's County Primary||Structural improvements||(32)598,000|
|Chesterton Community College||Replacement of two condemned timber framed classroom blocks and condemned Horsa kitchen/dining block||266,418|
|Included within a 14 school package:|
|The Lady Adrian Special||Mobile replacements||(33)2,208,978|
|St. Bede's Inter-Church Comprehensive CE/RC VA|
|Included within 8 school package:|
|Chesterton Community College||Asbestos removal||(33)157,886|
|Included within a 17 school package:|
|Chesterton Community College||Asbestos removal||(33)229,153|
|Manor Community College|
|Included within a 13 school package:|
|The Lady Adrian Special||Replacement of temporaries||1,542,906|
|Included within a 27 school package:|
|Chesterton Community College|
|Ditton Fields Nursery||Replacement of temporaries||(33)734,693|
|St. Bede's Inter-Church Comprehensive||Refitting science laboratories||140,908|
|Chesterton Community College||Refurbishment of laboratories||42,162|
(32) Local Education Authorities (LEAs) were not required to specify individual project costs for phase 1 of the NDS programme, so the amount shown is the total allocation in that year to the LEA. Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority holds project level information
(33) Denotes total allocation made to package projects covering more than one school. Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority will be able to advise the value of projects at schools which have benefited from these allocations.
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Mr. Wills: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimates for Class I, Vote 1 (Department for Education and Employment: programmes and central services) and Vote 3 (the Employment Service), the Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) for 2000-01 (excluding Welfare to Work) will be increased by £1,538,000 from £18,996,375,000 to £18,997,913,000.
This overall increase is made up of a DEL decrease on Vote 1 and an increase on Vote 3 of £5,530,000 and £31,068,000 respectively and a decrease of £24,000,000 in non-voted expenditure. As a result, the Voted element of the Departmental Expenditure Limit (excluding Welfare to Work) will be increased by £25,538,000 from £17,470,053,000 to £17,495,591,000. The non-Voted element will be decreased by £24,000,000 from £1,526,322,000 to £1,502,322,000.
The changes in Vote 1 are the result of the take up of £6,000,000 of the end-year flexibility entitlement announced by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury in Table 7 of the 1999-2000 Public Expenditure Outturn White Paper (Cm 4812); a switch from non-voted credit approvals of £24,000,000 to capital support for former grant maintained schools; transfers of: £50,000 from Class IV, Vote 1 (Home Office: administration, police, probation, immigration and other services, England and Wales) as a contribution towards developing Connexions Direct; £99,000 to Class IV, Vote 1 (Home Office: administration, police, probation, immigration and other services, England and Wales) for Drug Awareness Teams; £455,000 from Class II, Vote 2 (Department of Health: administration, miscellaneous health and personal social services, England) to support the Drug Advisers Project; £67,000 to Class II, Vote 2 (Department of Health, administration, miscellaneous health and personal social services, England) for Child Protection Tribunals; £750,000 from Class II, Vote 1 (Department of Health: hospital, community health, family health and related
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services, England) for the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College; £1,761,000 to Class XII, Vote 1 (Department of Social Security: Central Government administered benefits and other payments for Intercalating Students and to cover additional hardship payments to young people who would normally be receiving bridging allowance; £189,000 to Class IV, Vote 1 (Ministry of Defence: operational and support costs, logistic services and systems procurement and research) in respect of an intake of Modern Apprentices at MOD training centres; £5,014,000 from the Scottish Executive in connection with Open University students; £288,000 from Class I, Vote 3 (Employment Service) for a Modernise to Save project, contribution towards consultation events and for work undertaken by the University for Industry; £39,971,000 to Class I, Vote 3 (Employment Service) as support for Rover redundancies, modernising the ES, Access to Work and other smaller miscellaneous transfers.
The increase in the provision on Vote 3 is the result of the take up of £5,700,000 of end-year flexibility entitlement; £39,683,000 net transfers with Class 1, Vote 1 (Department for Education and Employment: programmes and central services); the transfer of £14,315,000 to Class XII, Vote 3 (Department of Social Security: administration) to cover expenditure on ONE.
The departmental running costs limit (excluding Welfare to Work) will be increased by £32,220,000 from £1,092,394,000 to £1,124,614,000. This is made up of changes to Vote 1, Vote 3 and Vote 5 of £4,984,000, £26,736,000 and £500,000 respectively. The changes on Vote 1 are as a result of the take up of £6,000,000 EYF, the net transfer of £1,016,000 to Class I, Vote 3 (Employment Service). The changes on Vote 3 are the result of the take up of £5,700,000 of end-year flexibility entitlement, the transfer of £14,315,000 to Class XII, Vote 3 (Department of Social Security: administration) and the transfer of £35,351,000 from Class I, Vote 1 (Department for Education and Employment: programmes and central services). The change on Vote 5 (Sure Start) is as a result of a virement of £500,000 from programme provision.
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The Department's Welfare to Work provision is being increased by £176,304,000 from £1,255,695,000 to £1,431,999,000. The increase is made up of changes on Votes 1 and 3 of £173,034,000 and £3,270,000 respectively. The change on Vote 1 is as the result of the take up of £167,000,000 New Deal for Schools additional funding and £5,000,000 for the National E-Learning Foundation as announced in the pre-Budget statement and the draw down of new provision of £1,034,000. The change on Vote 3 is as a result of the draw down of £3,420,000 of Windfall Tax provision to fund additional expenditure on the New Deal for Disabled People and the New Deal for Partners and net transfers of £150,000 with Class XII, Vote 3 (Department of Social Security: administration) for New Deal for Partners and New Deal for Disabled People.
The departmental Welfare to Work running costs limit will be increased by £4,012,000 from £196,876,000 to £200,888,000. The change on Vote 1 is as a result of the take up of £78,000 of new provision. The change on Vote 3 is as a result of the draw down of £2,170,000 of Windfall Tax for the extension of New Deal for Disabled
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People, the virement of £2,070,000 from programme provision into running costs for New Deal for Partners and a transfer of £306,000 to Class XII, Vote 3 (Department of Social Security: administration) for the New Deal for Partners.
Mr. Don Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the total expenditure and the breakdown of expenditure was in his Department for the financial years (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99 and (d) 1999-2000, and what the planned expenditure and breakdown of expenditure for 2000-01 is on (i) public opinion research, (ii) television, radio and newspaper advertising and (iii) direct mail. 
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|Public opinion research||520,850||862,912||1,408,908||1,687,050||1,989,179|
(35) Comparable information not available
(36) To 31 January 2001
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