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Temporary Classrooms

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of temporary classrooms in each English local education authority. [29333]

John Healey: As part of the data collected through the appraisal of Asset Management Plans, the Department has some information on the overall floor area of temporary accommodation at schools, but it is not possible from these data to identify with any precision the actual number of temporary classrooms.

The data we have on temporary buildings will be appraised with a view to publishing analysis to support benchmarking later this year.

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Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private finance initiatives there have been which have involved replacing temporary classrooms with permanent buildings; if she will list each of these; and if she will make a statement. [29334]

John Healey: This information is not held centrally, and there would be a disproportionate cost involved in obtaining it from local education authorities and voluntary aided schools.

Scotland

Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many of the staff members of her Department located in London have been involved in matters pertaining to Scotland since the inception of her Department in its present form. [29517]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 22 January 2002]: This Department is broadly responsible for matters pertaining to England, with some responsibilities for Wales, and for representing UK education and skills policy to audiences outside the UK. Officials of this Department liaise with their counterparts in the Scottish Executive on matters of mutual interest. Details of the number of staff located in London who have been involved in matters pertaining to Scotland could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Hackney Borough Council

Mr. Moss: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what intervention powers her Department has used in respect of Hackney borough council since May 1997. [29732]

Mr. Timms: In July 1999 the Secretary of State directed the council to outsource its school improvement service and ethnic minority service to Nord Anglia plc under powers set out in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

In October 2001 the Secretary of State directed the council to implement arrangements to establish a new body to run the education services in Hackney from August 2002 under powers set out in the Local Government Act 1999.

Remuneration

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will estimate the number of individuals in her (a) Department, (b) related agencies and (c) related non-departmental public bodies whose annual remuneration including benefits in kind exceeded (i) £100,000 and (ii) £200,000 in each of the last four years. [26325]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The number of people in DfES, (and before June 2001 in DfEE) and related agencies whose annual remuneration including benefits exceeded (a) £100,000 and (b) £200,000 in each of the last four years is as follows:

YearOver £100,000Over £200,000
199830
199930
200060
200170

Information relating to staff for non-departmental public bodies is available in the annual Cabinet Office publication "Public Bodies 2000" copies are available in the Library.


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School Expulsions

Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were expelled from their school in each year since 1997. [28340]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on how many children have been excluded from primary and secondary schools since 1997 are set out in the National Statistics publication "Permanent Exclusions from Maintained Schools in England, Issue 10/01", published in November 2001. Information from this publication can be viewed at http://www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/SBU/b0298/ index.html. Figures for 2000–01 are not yet available.

Number of permanent exclusions

Year Primary schoolsSecondary schools
1996–971,57310,463
1997–981,53910,087
1998–991,3668,636
1999–20001,2266,713

Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children expelled from school were (a) boys and (b) girls in each year since 1997. [28341]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the proportion of permanent exclusions from maintained schools since 1997 are set out in the National Statistics publication "Permanent Exclusions from Maintained Schools in England, Issue 10–01", published in November 2001. Information from this publication can be viewed at http:// www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/SBU/b0298/index.html. Figures for 2000–01 are not yet available.

Percentage of permanent exclusions

1996–971997–981998–991999–2000
Boys83848384
Girls17161716

Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what process is to be followed if a child is to be expelled from school. [28342]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The law governing exclusions is set out in sections 64 to 68 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998. The DfES guidance on the procedures for excluding pupils is set out in Circular 10/99, Chapter 6, Annexe D. Head teachers, governors, LEAs and appeal panels must have regard to this guidance in discharging their functions in relation to pupil exclusion. I have attached a copy of Circular 10/99 to this reply and will arrange for copies to be placed in the Library shortly.

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Mr. Wray: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the most common reason was for expulsion for (a) boys and (b) girls in each of the last five years. [28343]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 17 January 2002]: The Department does not collect data on the specific reasons for expulsion from schools.

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Pupil:Teacher Ratio

Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the pupil:teacher ratio was in maintained secondary schools in each education authority in each year since 1979. [28848]

Mr. Timms: The table provides information for 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and each year from 1996 to 2001.

Pupil:Teacher ratio in maintained secondary schools by local education authority area, position in January each year

2001200019991998199719961994198919841979
Avon(7)16.316.216.116.417.0
Barking and Dagenham16.816.316.015.815.716.117.114.115.815.5
Barnet15.915.415.315.214.814.815.014.614.315.4
Barnsley18.118.318.018.117.817.917.115.516.316.8
Bath and North East Somerset16.916.816.616.916.6
Bedfordshire(7)17.817.817.216.617.517.1
Bedfordshire(8)18.818.718.518.3
Berkshire(7)16.516.616.316.015.516.216.8
Bexley17.817.617.217.417.416.616.516.216.717.2
Birmingham16.216.116.216.116.115.916.316.416.416.5
Blackburn with Darwen16.216.516.6
Blackpool17.317.317.6
Bolton16.616.716.716.816.816.516.114.616.016.5
Bournemouth17.618.217.517.7
Bracknell Forest17.016.917.3
Bradford17.117.318.618.518.117.717.314.617.417.6
Brent16.015.815.015.015.215.415.913.712.813.9
Brighton and Hove16.516.516.4
Bristol, City of15.715.716.016.115.6
Bromley17.117.216.616.416.315.716.215.616.216.7
Buckinghamshire(7)17.317.116.816.116.516.8
Buckinghamshire(8)18.318.418.117.6
Bury17.617.717.717.617.217.217.114.415.616.5
Calderdale17.117.116.516.616.916.916.315.117.117.6
Cambridgeshire(7)17.517.417.217.115.916.816.5
Cambridgeshire(8)18.718.718.1
Camden15.315.615.214.614.314.915.3
Cheshire(7)17.217.017.016.815.816.916.9
Cheshire(8)16.917.117.1
City of London(9)0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Cleveland16.817.014.816.217.6
Cornwall18.018.318.117.817.417.517.316.216.916.8
Coventry17.017.116.816.916.616.115.813.915.916.0
Croydon17.316.916.416.416.216.316.915.315.716.3
Cumbria16.817.016.716.916.916.916.015.015.916.5
Darlington16.917.417.217.7
Derby17.116.916.916.8
Derbyshire(7)17.417.015.714.116.917.5
Derbyshire(8)17.517.817.817.7
Devon(7)17.317.117.016.416.416.917.9
Devon(8)17.717.817.5
Doncaster17.217.316.916.916.616.816.315.216.216.6
Dorset(7)17.717.517.216.217.117.5
Dorset(8)18.518.418.018.1
Dudley16.816.416.416.516.516.516.713.816.117.7
Durham(7)17.417.516.615.916.816.8
Durham(8)17.217.417.317.4
Ealing17.617.116.716.916.416.516.313.414.915.6
East Riding of Yorkshire17.917.918.017.517.0
East Sussex(7)16.216.016.115.717.117.1
East Sussex(8)17.117.116.916.6
Enfield16.316.315.915.815.916.316.615.315.416.8
Essex(7)16.716.616.717.116.317.117.7
Essex(8)17.517.216.8
Gateshead16.217.116.716.316.015.915.714.116.116.5
Gloucestershire17.217.417.417.217.317.617.715.817.017.4
Greenwich16.016.616.316.316.015.616.4
Hackney17.115.515.714.514.914.714.6
Halton16.316.616.5
Hammersmith and Fulham17.518.117.517.517.416.815.2
Hampshire(7) 16.616.616.415.817.116.7
Hampshire(8)17.617.417.116.8
Haringey15.815.415.414.714.614.613.912.813.516.0
Harrow17.016.815.915.915.515.615.715.314.114.9
Hartlepool17.517.917.818.017.1
Havering17.216.616.616.416.316.216.515.215.717.0
Hereford and Worcester(7)18.017.817.717.316.617.517.6
Herefordshire(8)17.117.017.5
Hertfordshire16.716.616.316.115.915.715.715.116.115.9
Hillingdon17.016.416.315.816.216.416.415.415.716.5
Hounslow16.917.216.516.215.815.816.214.415.015.9
Humberside(7)17.217.515.516.216.7
Inner London Education Authority(8)14.413.314.9
Isle of Wight17.818.118.118.518.218.117.616.418.018.6
Isles of Scilly10.08.88.88.49.38.18.87.811.711.3
Islington15.915.916.016.015.715.715.4
Kensington and Chelsea15.214.014.313.412.913.312.5
Kent(7)16.716.316.416.716.217.117.7
Kent(8)17.417.316.8
Kingston Upon Hull, City of18.718.918.618.618.2
Kingston-upon-Thames16.917.116.716.416.616.216.013.816.216.1
Kirklees17.217.417.417.517.416.815.814.717.117.7
Knowsley16.216.516.617.016.616.616.913.715.316.3
Lambeth15.415.215.514.715.014.414.8
Lancashire(7)16.716.717.016.115.416.416.5
Lancashire(8)16.917.016.8
Leeds16.817.016.916.816.916.616.014.716.417.8
Leicester16.716.416.316.8
Leicestershire(7)17.217.116.414.716.016.2
Leicestershire(8)17.817.917.617.4
Lewisham15.815.615.715.615.215.216.2
Lincolnshire17.217.116.616.215.915.915.816.217.017.0
Liverpool16.216.716.816.716.716.215.914.116.316.1
Luton17.917.316.916.7
Manchester16.016.016.116.115.915.515.713.414.814.9
Medway17.317.417.1
Merton18.017.817.617.017.217.216.115.717.517.6
Middlesbrough16.216.416.516.416.2
Milton Keynes17.317.116.717.1
Newcastle upon Tyne16.617.017.017.116.816.916.514.314.214.7
Newham15.816.616.416.316.316.517.113.614.116.1
Norfolk16.916.616.216.115.715.615.715.416.617.6
North East Lincolnshire18.818.518.219.117.9
North Lincolnshire18.218.718.218.117.5
North Somerset17.617.317.017.116.0
North Tyneside16.516.817.217.517.217.117.013.814.516.0
North Yorkshire(7)16.316.015.516.417.0
North Yorkshire(8)16.616.616.716.616.4
Northamptonshire17.417.517.417.216.817.016.615.916.517.0
Northumberland18.619.019.019.218.618.518.116.217.317.5
Nottingham16.116.716.1
Nottinghamshire(7)17.417.316.715.814.615.816.8
Nottinghamshire(8)17.517.917.8
Oldham15.715.916.016.116.015.915.614.917.017.6
Oxfordshire17.818.118.318.018.117.916.816.117.217.9
Peterborough17.217.116.7
Plymouth17.117.5—7.5
Poole16.817.116.916.2
Portsmouth17.917.817.817.1
Reading16.016.216.1
Redbridge16.716.816.716.716.516.216.615.416.017.1
Redcar and Cleveland16.517.217.517.417.2
Richmond upon Thames18.417.916.216.617.016.516.915.616.317.0
Rochdale17.117.216.916.916.716.916.914.015.015.4
Rotherham16.617.117.217.417.217.015.814.816.717.2
Rutland17.117.016.817.2
Salford16.316.816.716.316.416.516.613.315.515.8
Sandwell16.716.616.516.616.816.515.913.715.415.8
Sefton16.316.716.716.416.316.416.416.016.417.2
Sheffield17.317.617.617.717.317.516.514.815.616.4
Shropshire17.317.016.816.616.516.516.115.116.216.8
Slough16.516.416.6
Solihull17.717.917.517.416.816.616.415.416.816.1
Somerset18.518.618.418.118.018.016.615.817.618.5
South Gloucestershire16.717.017.016.916.7
South Tyneside17.717.317.417.516.916.817.014.014.916.0
Southampton16.316.716.516.2
Southend-on-Sea16.816.916.4
Southwark16.416.215.815.915.816.217.0
St. Helens16.116.115.916.015.615.615.313.515.616.2
Staffordshire(7)17.717.617.515.916.316.7
Staffordshire(8)17.617.917.918.1
Stockport16.717.217.517.316.916.616.414.716.417.3
Stockton-on-Tees17.317.217.517.317.1
Stoke-on-Trent17.417.617.517.8
Suffolk17.116.916.616.516.616.516.216.616.918.1
Sunderland16.116.416.516.516.316.116.114.516.216.7
Surrey17.617.317.116.916.916.616.815.216.416.2
Sutton17.617.617.017.016.816.616.916.017.117.3
Swindon17.217.818.017.7
Tameside17.517.417.617.617.817.817.415.315.916.5
Telford and Wrekin16.817.016.7
Thurrock18.918.518.0
Torbay17.017.017.0
Tower Hamlets16.116.316.015.815.915.214.2
Trafford16.716.916.316.416.716.616.214.516.616.5
Wakefield18.118.418.117.416.916.416.315.117.318.0
Walsall16.716.616.616.516.316.215.813.614.915.8
Waltham Forest15.816.015.715.615.615.815.912.513.714.7
Wandsworth15.816.116.115.715.515.914.7
Warrington17.017.417.3
Warwickshire17.217.217.217.417.416.816.115.717.116.9
West Berkshire16.616.516.4
West Sussex17.017.216.916.916.816.616.516.117.018.1
Westminster15.015.115.015.214.915.215.5
Wigan16.516.516.516.316.016.015.813.515.315.8
Wiltshire(7)17.016.816.715.617.017.7
Wiltshire(8)17.517.917.717.2
Windsor and Maidenhead17.517.317.0
Wirral16.116.516.416.416.216.216.315.416.117.1
Wokingham16.616.917.1
Wolverhampton16.416.616.416.115.916.115.413.614.815.6
Worcestershire18.318.518.3
York16.616.916.716.216.3
ENGLAND17.117.217.016.916.716.616.415.316.216.7

(7) Before local government reorganisation

(8) After local government reorganisation

(9) No schools of this type


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Information cannot be provided for all the years requested in the time available.


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