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Education (Stoke)

Mr. Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of the local education authority budget in Stoke-on-Trent has been accounted for by the Standards Fund in each year since 1999-2000. [37269]

Mr. Timms: The information requested for Stoke-on-Trent Local Education Authority is as follows:




Empty Properties

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to her answer of 29 January 2002, Official Report, column 231W, what the total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by (a) her Department, (b) her agencies and (c) other public bodies for which she has had responsibility was in each year since May 1997. [37914]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The total area in square feet of all empty properties owned by my Department, in each of the last four years since May 1997 is as follows:





The Department's agencies and other public bodies do not own any empty properties.

Special Educational Needs

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to recall the SEN Toolkit issued earlier this year; and if she will revise its guidance on the quantification in SEN statements of

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(a) support and (b) equipment in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs. [38097]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: There are no plans to recall the SEN Toolkit or to revise the information in it on specifying provision in statements of SEN. This information is in accordance with the guidance given on these matters in the SEN Code of Practice and with the law on specifying provision in statements.

The Independent Panel for Special Educational Advice recently made an application to the High Court for a judicial review of the section of the SEN Toolkit on writing statements of SEN on the grounds that it was unlawful. The High Court has refused permission to bring a judicial review on consideration of the papers.

Special Advisers

Mr. Collins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions since 1 May 1997 (a) departmental and (b) non-departmental special advisers have travelled abroad in an official capacity; and if she will list the total cost, including (i) travel, (ii) accommodation and (iii) subsistence allowance, for each occasion. [37975]

Estelle Morris [holding answer 27 February]: Between 1 April 2000 and 31 March 2001, a Special Adviser in my Department travelled abroad on one occasion at a cost of 4,479. Information for the period 2 May 1997 to 31 March 2000 is already in the public domain. All travel by Special Advisers is undertaken in accordance with rules set out in the Ministerial Code, and the Civil Service Management Code.

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Pupil Attainment

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of those aged 16 years achieved one or more GCSEs at grade G or above, or the equivalent, in each year since 1997. [38806]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The number and percentage of 16-year-old pupils achieving one or more GCSEs at grade G or above, or the equivalent, in each year since 1997 are as follows.

Academic YearNumber of 16-year-olds achieving one or more GCSE/GNVQ at grade G or abovePercentage of 16-year-olds achieving one or more GCSE/GNVQ at grade G or above
1996–97541,81292.3
1997–98537,34193.4
1998–99545,94794.0
1999–2000548,05494.4
2000–01570,37994.5

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of 16-year-olds have obtained five or more GCSEs at grades A* to G or equivalent, including English and maths in each year since 1997. [38809]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The number and percentage of 16-year-olds obtaining five or more GCSEs at grades A* to G or equivalent, including English and maths in each year since 1997 are as follows.

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Academic YearNumber of 16-year-olds obtaining 5 or more grades A*–G or equivalent, including English and mathsPercentage of 16-year-olds obtaining 5 or more grades A*–G or equivalent, including English and maths
1996–97492,22683.9
1997–98482,19883.8
1998–99498,58785.8
1999–2000503,76586.8
2000–01524,05886.9

Teachers

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many qualified teachers are employed by the Department and its associated agencies. [39008]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Department does not keep records of the number of qualified teachers it employs. The DfES does not have any associated agencies.

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have left posts in schools in each of the past five years to take positions with the Department and its associated agencies. [39009].

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Department does not keep records of the number of teachers that have left posts in schools in each of the past five years to take positions with the Department, DfES does not have any associated agencies.

Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the teacher vacancy rate was in (a) nursery/primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each constituency in England (i) in 1992, (ii) in 1997, (iii) in 2001 and (iv) at the most recent available date. [38338]

Mr. Timms: Data on teacher vacancies by constituency are not collected centrally. The teacher vacancies as a percentage of teachers in post in maintained nursery/primary and secondary schools by local education authority1 in January 1992, 1997 and 2001 were as follows (2001 is the most recent available year):

Nursery and primary 199219972001Secondary 199219972001
City of London0.07.70.0
Camden1.31.36.81.11.34.1
Greenwich0.10.62.50.41.84.9
Hackney0.63.06.60.20.210.0
Hammersmith and Fulham0.93.63.81.72.47.1
Islington0.30.46.12.03.02.8
Kensington and Chelsea0.00.06.30.00.06.8
Lambeth1.32.24.10.20.92.2
Lewisham0.01.83.70.61.14.9
Southwark0.31.96.12.81.15.7
Tower Hamlets3.44.210.41.61.46.7
Wandsworth0.12.12.90.92.24.3
City of Westminster0.03.27.42.20.42.2
Barking and Dagenham1.13.81.80.02.21.6
Barnet2.70.85.60.50.53.3
Bexley1.20.14.20.10.55.3
Brent0.41.50.90.61.11.7
Bromley0.30.72.70.40.53.0
Croydon0.01.72.20.30.24.6
Ealing1.51.41.30.70.96.3
Enfield1.00.52.70.40.32.7
Haringey4.32.42.41.62.92.6
Harrow0.00.54.20.00.24.9
Havering0.10.00.00.11.14.3
Hillingdon3.41.21.81.31.03.1
Hounslow0.50.80.50.30.81.5
Kingston upon Thames1.00.02.10.20.62.6
Merton0.00.80.30.00.72.8
Newham4.66.54.52.33.04.8
Redbridge1.40.21.00.60.22.9
Richmond upon Thames0.60.72.00.90.04.8
Sutton0.00.60.00.30.31.3
Waltham Forest1.93.80.01.80.80.9
Birmingham1.70.20.80.50.61.0
Coventry0.80.30.71.00.71.3
Dudley2.50.50.90.80.11.2
Sandwell0.70.61.21.11.02.5
Solihull0.90.11.01.10.22.3
Walsall0.70.40.70.60.30.8
Wolverhampton0.30.51.80.80.41.1
Knowsley0.80.10.60.70.51.1
Liverpool0.00.00.00.00.10.0
St. Helens0.30.50.10.50.51.0
Sefton0.00.10.40.10.30.5
Wirrall0.10.40.60.00.20.6
Bolton0.00.10.00.10.00.6
Bury0.10.10.00.00.50.6
Manchester0.60.20.00.30.30.0
Oldham0.11.20.80.50.80.7
Rochdale1.11.00.50.30.00.1
Salford0.00.30.00.40.40.5
Stockport0.00.00.60.00.11.8
Tameside0.70.10.11.00.52.6
Trafford0.00.00.00.00.40.0
Wigan0.00.70.30.00.30.6
Barnsley0.20.10.70.10.02.0
Doncaster0.30.00.30.20.00.4
Rotherham0.60.00.00.30.00.1
Sheffield0.20.50.40.10.30.4
Bradford0.30.00.00.00.10.0
Calderdale0.71.50.50.41.00.4
Kirklees0.20.10.30.00.10.3
Leeds0.30.00.60.60.31.1
Wakefield0.20.00.20.30.00.7
Gateshead0.50.80.30.00.10.4
Newcastle upon Tyne1.50.41.00.40.10.9
North Tyneside0.00.01.00.00.00.8
South Tyneside0.40.00.00.00.00.0
Sunderland0.50.80.80.50.40.8
Isles of Scilly0.00.00.00.010.00.0
Former Avon1.00.5
Bath and North East Somerset0.50.90.00.5
City of Bristol0.61.00.61.0
North Somerset1.20.50.30.6
South Gloucestershire0.90.30.20.4
Total former Avon area1.00.80.70.50.30.7
Former Cleveland0.30.4
Hartlepool1.00.30.81.1
Middlesbrough0.10.70.63.1
Redcar and Cleveland0.80.50.42.5
Stockton on Tees0.40.91.31.1
Total former Cleveland area0.30.50.60.40.81.9
Former Humberside0.60.6
City of Kingston Upon Hull0.00.00.20.9
East Riding of Yorkshire0.00.00.00.5
North East Lincolnshire0.01.50.01.8
North Lincolnshire0.51.20.50.5
Total former Humberside area0.60.10.50.60.20.9
Former North Yorkshire0.10.3
North Yorkshire0.00.10.00.4
York0.00.40.00.5
Total former North Yorkshire area0.10.00.20.30.00.4
Former Bedfordshire1.61.40.80.3
Bedfordshire2.32.7
Luton4.83.8
Total former Bedfordshire area1.61.43.40.80.33.0
Former Berkshire1.80.10.70.1
Bracknell Forest1.23.6
Windsor and Maidenhead2.84.0
West Berkshire1.70.2
Reading3.74.6
Slough7.06.2
Wokingham1.21.5
Total former Berkshire area1.80.13.00.70.13.0
Former Buckinghamshire0.50.60.70.9
Buckinghamshire1.42.0
Milton Keynes1.31.2
Total former Buckinghamshire area0.50.61.30.70.91.8
Former Cambridgshire0.30.10.10.2
Cambridgeshire0.10.1
Peterborough0.50.6
Total former Cambridgeshire area0.30.10.20.10.20.2
Former Cheshire0.60.40.50.2
Cheshire0.50.4
Halton0.01.1
Warrington0.80.5
Total former Cheshire area0.60.40.50.50.20.5
Cornwall0.00.40.00.20.20.0
Cumbria0.00.00.20.00.20.1
Former Derbyshire0.80.70.50.3
Derbyshire1.00.8
Derby0.61.3
Total former Derbyshire area0.80.70.90.50.30.9
Former Devon0.90.40.50.3
Devon0.61.5
Plymouth0.10.0
Torbay0.31.5
Total former Devon area0.90.40.50.50.31.0
Former Dorset0.00.20.00.3
Dorset0.80.5
Poole2.90.9
Bournemouth0.51.0
Total former Dorset area0.00.21.20.00.30.7
Former Durham0.30.20.40.1
Durham0.61.3
Darlington0.32.1
Total former Durham area0.30.20.60.40.11.4
Former East Sussex0.20.80.70.4
East Sussex0.81.9
Brighton and Hove1.01.1
Total former East Sussex area0.20.80.90.70.41.7
Former Essex0.20.80.40.6
Essex2.32.4
Southend on Sea1.42.8
Thurrock7.06.9
Total former Essex area0.20.82.70.40.62.7
Gloucestershire0.50.70.00.20.10.5
Former Hampshire0.60.80.40.7
Hampshire2.02.3
Portsmouth3.06.0
Southampton3.13.8
Total former Hampshire area0.60.82.30.40.73.0
Former Hereford and Worcester0.10.00.00.1
Herefordshire1.22.0
Worcestershire0.00.3
Total former Hereford and Worcester area0.10.00.30.00.10.6
Hertfordshire0.70.60.60.70.30.6
Isle of Wight0.00.00.00.30.01.1
Former Kent0.41.20.70.4
Kent1.71.9
Medway2.52.4
Total former Kent area0.41.21.80.70.42.0
Former Lancashire0.80.20.40.4
Lancashire1.00.4
Blackburn with Darwen1.42.1
Blackpool0.40.7
Total former Lancashire0.80.21.00.40.40.6
Former Leicestershire0.50.70.30.3
Leicestershire0.90.5
Leicester2.31.0
Rutland0.00.0
Total former Leicestershire area0.50.71.40.30.30.6
Lincolnshire0.00.90.30.20.50.5
Norfolk1.20.71.30.60.51.3
Northamptonshire0.00.00.10.30.00.6
Northumberland0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Former Nottinghamshire0.20.00.10.0
Nottinghamshire0.00.0
Nottingham1.42.7
Total former Nottinghamshire area0.20.00.40.10.00.6
Oxfordshire0.00.10.50.10.00.3
Former Shropshire0.00.10.00.1
Shropshire0.10.3
Telford and Wrekin0.00.8
Total former Shropshire area0.00.10.10.00.10.5
Somerset0.00.00.50.20.00.2
Former Staffordshire0.00.00.70.6
Staffordshire0.60.6
Stoke on Trent0.41.7
Total former Staffordshire area0.00.00.60.70.60.8
Suffolk1.30.82.21.40.51.6
Surrey0.80.60.80.60.72.1
Warwickshire0.10.20.40.10.41.8
West Sussex0.71.21.40.30.41.7
Former Wiltshire1.10.50.60.4
Wiltshire0.80.6
Swindon0.82.1
Total former Wiltshire area1.10.50.80.60.41.0
England0.60.61.20.50.41.4

1 Local education authorities created by local government re-organisation in 1996, 1997 and 1998 are shown under their parent authority. To allow comparisons between years, the vacancy data for new authorities have been aggregated to give rates for the former authority areas.


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Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers there were in the different age bands in each local education authority in January 2001. [39219]

Mr. Timms: The ages of qualified full time teachers in regular service in the maintained schools sector in each LEA in England at 31 March 2000 are as follows. These are the most recent data available, and are provisional.

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Under 2525 to 2930 to 3435 to 3940 to 4445 to 4950 to 5455 to 5960 and overTotal
City of London10
Camden4023022017012015014060301,150
Greenwich802503018021035025090201,670
Hackney3060701401901607020720
Hammersmith40180130100901201004010800
Islington3019021019014016012060101,120
Kensington and Chelsea4070505050703010360
Lambeth4018022020018023018050201,290
Lewisham5021024021022030024090101,570
Southwark5021020018018023018060201,300
Tower Hamlets6023027028027029024080201,740
Wandsworth6029024016016023018070201,400
Westminster402201801201101101206020980
Barking11027020015018021019050101,360
Barnet120440360280260340320130402,280
Bexley100280210170250310290110201,740
Brent80250220190240290260120401,680
Bromley100350280210260360380120202,100
Croydon110360270210270390340150302,120
Ealing130400330200230270280110201,960
Enfield120450310270330380310110202,310
Haringey50240270270240240210100201,640
Harrow7022019013017023020090201,320
Havering100230200180240320240110201,640
Hillingdon14043027018024029025090101,900
Hounslow100340300190190250230110201,720
Kingston upon Thames5020011090901601304010900
Merton501901401101301701407010980
Newham15047035024025029023070102,070
Redbridge140410260200280290270100201,960
Richmond upon Thames40170130801001701005010840
Sutton6028017011014026022080201,340
Waltham Forest50240240230250340240100301,710
Birmingham3901,4001,1608501,1901,8701,500540708,960
Coventry100330250230340610450180302,510
Dudley120390280260390550410160202,560
Sandwell120420250240430580380100202,550
Solihull11028020016022036029080101,720
Walsall80300230230380560420120202,340
Wolverhampton80250230190380510340120202,120
Knowsley8023017017018032024070101,470
Liverpool904804203805401,030780240404,000
St. Helens5019018017017036025080101,440
Sefton90340280250310520400190202,400
Wirral90300290310390650510180202,730
Bolton130320330240320470430130202,390
Bury6019016015019031027070101,400
Manchester130460460380380660600200403,300
Oldham90310270250290460340110202,120
Rochdale9028019016027041029090101,770
Salford8027020015021037025080101,620
Stockport80300280210280420400150102,140
Tameside70280180180210420340120101,810
Trafford70250230160200370300120101,720
Wigan100310240230450610510160202,620
Barnsley6021014016026037027080101,550
Doncaster110340260200340600530140102,530
Rotherham80270220220330540420140302,230
Sheffield80360330300440840690220203,260
Bradford1104304504807001,000800190404,190
Calderdale6024020017024035031090101,670
Kirklees110360310330470730570150203,050
Leeds2307505905906901,1901,090320505,490
Wakefield100370270220380550450140102,490
Gateshead8023018015018037026080101,530
Newcastle upon Tyne90250180210290510370100102,010
North Tyneside60220140160230370280100101,560
South Tyneside40150120120200300240120201,290
Sunderland90300250230380560480170202,470
Isles of Scilly1020
Bath and North East Somerset4022015012016024021070101,210
City of Bristol130400350280310510440120202,560
North Somerset5018015013018025024080101,270
South Gloucestershire90300230200250350320110201,850
Hartlepool40100806012018015030780
Middlesbrough4016012010019028027070201,240
Redcar and Cleveland601801208017030024080101,230
Stockton on Tees70210150140230330350110101,590
City of Kingston Upon Hull100220150130300500370110101,900
East Riding of Yorkshire100270210190320540450120102,200
North East Lincolnshire60150100110180350240701,260
North Lincolnshire501501008018033022060101,180
North Yorkshire130520410390540780760270303,830
York5015016011015023025070101,180
Bedfordshire100360280280430660590240302,960
Luton60200150150200300280100201,470
Buckinghamshire190600350280410720620210303,400
Milton Keynes8024019019024034022070101,580
Derbyshire2205904204807401,1201,040310304,930
City of Derby8023018020029039033080201,790
Dorset110390280250380530460140202,570
Poole401301008014020018060930
Bournemouth3014090901202301806010960
Durham190460370360570950760250403,950
Darlington3010080701002001504010770
East Sussex140430400340470640520150303,120
Brighton and Hove4021023018020029023070101,440
Hampshire4601,3509107101,0001,6501,380510608,020
Portsmouth5020015013017027021090101,270
Southampton9025018014018028024080201,460
Leicestershire160610450390620980820310304,360
Leicester City100330270250350460440130102,340
Rutland30202030605020230
Staffordshire2708705905409501,4301,170410306,250
Stoke-on-Trent90240170170250450320110101,800
Wiltshire120470320310370610480160102,840
Swindon90220160120160260210100101,340
Bracknell Forest401207050901301304010680
Windsor and Maidenhead50140100901101801608010920
West Berkshire6024016011016024019080101,250
Reading60140100701001701406010830
Slough60160120701201501506010900
Wokingham401901109016023022070201,130
Cambridgeshire180560390320470740630190203,500
City of Peterborough10024018012017030023080101,420
Cheshire2207705904607301,090960310405,190
Halton5016014013015023018050101,100
Warrington7029018016021032026060101,560
Devon1505205004406201,020840290404,400
City of Plymouth60270250260300390350130102,020
Torbay40120100801101801806010870
Essex4901,4609408801,3401,8901,550580809,210
Southend6018011013017025019070201,170
Thurrock801701109012019018060101,020
Herefordshire401501009019023025080201,150
Worcestershire160520420350550920730220303,890
Kent5001,4509808901,4702,1001,6806301009,800
Medway70320210190270390360140101,950
Lancashire3201,1409208901,3401,9701,760500608,910
Blackburn and Darwen6014015016022028025080101,330
Blackpool6016011010013023014050980
Nottinghamshire1806005505006901,260990270305,060
City of Nottingham6020018017020033028080101,500
Shropshire60250210200280440340100201,890
Telford and Wrekin5017013013019026024050101,240
Cornwall70360320340500770670220403,300
Cumbria110450410310560860730190203,640
Gloucestershire170600470380490830720210203,880
Hertfordshire5101,4809107101,0101,4601,400520708,080
Isle of Wight30110100901402302006010960
Lincolnshire240700460420590980880290404,600
Norfolk1906604805007501,2901,140430605,490
Northamptonshire2607705405106901,070860280305,010
Northumberland80270230220360570480110202,350
Oxfordshire170610490400470700700240403,820
Somerset120390280310500710630180203,140
Suffolk2206604404007401,090940340504,860
Surrey4501,4001,0205807301,1401,020420706,830
Warwickshire190570350300450810690220303,610
West Sussex1807905805207301,020840270404,980
England16,04053,26041,16035,72050,03076,46063,96021,4603,050361,140

Note: — less than five.


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Age details of part-time teachers have not been given because about 10 per cent. to 20 per cent. of part-timers are not recorded on the Teachers' Pension Scheme, from which the data are obtained.

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish the volume of statistics on teachers. [39220].

Mr. Timms: The 2001 volume of Teachers in England (including teachers pay for England and Wales) was published on Friday, 22 February 2002. A copy has been placed in the library. Further copies can be obtained from The Stationery Office (ISBN 0-11-271127-8) or online at http:/www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/VOL/v0319/index.html.


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