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John Healey: The Department has commissioned an external research evaluation of the Computers within Reach scheme. This evaluation has been undertaking research with the relevant partners and customers of the scheme. The work is on-going and alongside information from contractors and officials is forming the basis of a review of the first phase of the scheme that I am currently undertaking before making decisions on next steps.
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers were employed in maintained schools in England in each year since 1997, (a) in absolute terms, (b) expressed as full-time equivalents and (c) per hundred pupils in maintained schools. 
|Headcount of teachers||FTE of teachers(88)||Number of teachers per 100 pupils|
|Pupil referral units|
(88) Includes full-time and the full-time equivalent of part-time qualified teachers
Annual Schools' Census
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have taken early retirement from maintained schools in England in each year since 1997, (a) for health reasons and (b) for other reasons. 
Totals may not equal the sum of component parts because of rounding.
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(89) Leaving between 1 April and 31 March of the years shown.
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list all acting and dance schools approved by her Department for grant purposes; if she will list all those applying for this status; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Timms: The DfES approves acting and dance schools as providers for the vocational element of the Dance and Drama Awards and for the Music and Ballet Scheme. All other further and higher education provision is arranged and approved by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Learning and Skills Council.
Arts Educational Schools (London)
Arts Educational School (Tring)
Central School of Ballet
Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts
Elmhurst, The School for Dance and the Performing Arts
English National Ballet School
Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Laine Theatre Arts
Liverpool Theatre School
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Merseyside Dance and Drama Centre
Millennium Dance 2000
Oxford School of Drama
Stella Mann College
Studios La Pointe
Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Elmhurst the School for Dance and Performing Arts
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Mr. Timms: We collect and publish data annually on the numbers of teachers and on vacancy levels, both nationally and by local education authority. However, we do not collect or publish projections of demand or possible shortages, either nationally or by Parliamentary constituency. On the supply of places, local education authorities have a duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places within their area, and the Government believe that decisions on these are best taken locally.
Mr. Timms: Assessments of this kind are made by each local education authority and not by my Department. Local education authorities have a duty to ensure that there are sufficient school places in their area. They must publish annually a School Organisation Plan, which sets out how they plan to deal with any surplus or deficit of school places over a rolling five-year period.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the shortage of teachers for the next academic year in (a) England and (b) the Billericay and district constituency. 
Mr. Timms: We collect and publish data annually on the numbers of teachers and on vacancy levels, both nationally and by local education authority. However, we do not collect or publish projections of demand or possible shortages, either nationally or by Parliamentary constituency.
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