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Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of selective schools by category are located (a) within five, (b) five to 10, (c) 10 to 15 and (d) more than 15 kilometres from settlements with under 3,000 people. 
Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what expenditure in real terms per pupil was in (a) maintained secondary schools and (b) primary schools in each local education authority each year between 1979 and 1989. 
Mr. Timms: The information requested is not held in this form by the Department and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Some information is provided in the CIPFA 'Handbook of Education unit costs' for the years from 198485.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average spend per pupil has been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 1995 in (i) England, (ii) York, (iii) the highest spending local education authority and (iv) the lowest spending local education authority in England. 
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1. The tables exclude City of London, Isles of Scilly, and Rutland.
2. York was formed as part of LEA reorganisation in 199697, previously it was part of North Yorkshire.
3. NIE per pupil in real terms (200001 prices using GDP deflators published by Treasury 20 December 2001).
4. All figures are rounded to the nearest £10.
Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been made available to education authorities in inner London boroughs to promote services for adult education in the last three years. 
Mr. Timms: 200102 is the latest year for which specific funding figures on adult education are available: the LSC made available £17.8 million in grant to inner London education authorities in that year. Prior to this, it was for each authority to decide how much of its education SSA it wished to spend to promote services for adult education: total education SSA for the inner London authorities was £1,187 million for 19992000 and £1,248 million for 200001. 'Adult Education' is interpreted as the local education authority secured adult education sector.
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if he will publish a list of the organisations and local authorities which have or are due to receive funding under the Starter Homes Initiative. 
Mr. Byers: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Sally Keeble) to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim Loughton) on 29 October 2001, Official Report, columns 484W-88W.
Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to reduce the incidence of rough sleeping in rural settlements with populations under 3,000; and if he will make a statement. 
Ms Keeble: Recorded levels of rough sleeping in small rural settlements are not high. On 3 December 2001 the Prime Minister announced that the Rough Sleepers Unit had achieved its target of reducing rough sleeping by at least two-thirds by 2002.
The latest published rough sleeping figures for England show that all local authority areas containing rural settlements with populations under 3,000 returned either a count of less than 10 rough sleepers or an estimate of 010.
Many former rough sleepers have now moved into shelters, hostels and their own homes as part of their move to an independent lifestyle, but many still need help to rebuild their lives away from the streets. It is also vital that we continue to prevent those vulnerable to rough sleeping from hitting the streets in the first place and that those still on the streets receive the help they need to come inside.
The DTLR will invest over £30 million during 200203 to support local strategies around the country to ensure the two thirds reduction is sustainedthe same level of revenue funding that led to the Rough Sleepers Unit meeting its target.
The new Homelessness Act will also bring about radical change in the way that central and local government, and all other partners, work together to tackle homelessness in all parts of the country including rural areas. For the first time ever, local authorities will be required to carry out a review and develop a strategy for their area that prevents homelessness and provides solutions for people who are, or who may become, homeless.
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions in the last three years, how many developments have been referred for his determination, pursuant to the arrangements set out in Part IV of the memorandum attached to DOE circular 18/84; and in respect of these referrals, how many he has decided (a), pursuant to written representations and (b) following a non-statutory public inquiry. 
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Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how often in the last three years, and for what purpose, his Department has applied the special urgency provisions in paragraph 22 of Circular 18/84 (Development by Government Departments). 
Tony Baldry: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (1) what matters he takes into consideration when deciding whether to rely on written representations or to institute a non-statutory public inquiry when determining a referral to his Department, pursuant to the arrangements set out in Part IV of the memorandum attached to DOE circular 18/84; 
Ms Keeble: DOE circular 18/84 makes it clear that the method of written representations will be suitable for most cases. But where there is evidence of interest by other parties the dispute may be resolved by either a meeting of the representatives of the local planning authority and the developing Department or through a non-statutory public local inquiry. Planning inquiries for cases decided by the Secretary of State follow the Town and Country Planning (Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2000. But an inquiry held under the arrangements set out in DOE circular 18/84 is non-statutory and so it is not bound by these rules. However, it is expected that any such inquiry would follow the spirit of these rules so far as practicable and that interested parties would be given an opportunity to express their views.
Ms Keeble: Such meetings are covered by Guidance On Propriety Issues In The Handling Of Planning Casework In DTLR . A copy of the guidance is available on the Department's website [www.planning.dtlr.gov.uk/gpihpc].
Ms Keeble: The reasons underlying the proposals for reform of the planning system are set out in chapter two of the Planning Green Paper: 'Planning: Delivering a fundamental change'. A separate consultation document concerning the planning system in Wales has been issued by the National Assembly.
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