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Mr. Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of state-educated pupils in (a) Leeds, West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan district receive free school meals. 
|January 2003(Provisional)||Number on roll||Number known to be eligible for free school meals||Percentage known to be eligible for free school meals|
|Leeds, West parliamentary constituency|
|Pupil Referral Units||26||13||50.0|
|Leeds local education authority|
|Pupil Referral Units||223||80||35.9|
(2) Excludes boarding pupils.
(3) Includes middle schools as deemed.
(4) Excludes non-maintained special schools.
The Annual Schools Census
Richard Ottaway: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will meet the hon. Member for Croydon, South to discuss funding for (a) Woodcote High School, Croydon and (b) education funding in Croydon. 
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Sustainable Development (a) have been incorporated into the Department's existing delivery plan for Service Delivery Agreements and (b) will be incorporated in its delivery plan for Service Delivery Agreements in advance of the 2004 Spending Review. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The interdepartmentally cleared Annex to the Memorandum submitted to the Environmental Audit Committee, in response to their inquiry on WSSD follow up, showed no outcomes for which this Department has responsibility,
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department in what circumstances defendants are entitled to legal aid before being charged; and what plans he has to amend the legal aid regulations in the light of Section 23 and Schedule 2 of the Criminal Justice Bill. 
Yvette Cooper: Criminal Defence Service funding, in the form of advice and assistance, is available to anyone who is the subject of an investigation which may lead to criminal proceedings. Advice and assistance from a duty solicitor is free where an individual is arrested and held at a police station. In other circumstances, a defendant will be eligible for help where his weekly disposable income does not exceed £89 and his disposable capital does not exceed £1,000. There is no need to change the regulations in light of the Criminal Justice Bill, as advice and assistance is already available to cover any of the circumstances that may arise under Schedule 2.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Government's policy on transsexual people remains unchanged from that set out in the Written Ministerial Statement I made on 16 December 2002 ,Official Report, column 36WS. We are committed to legislating as soon as possible to give transsexual people their Convention rights. Our aim is to publish a draft Bill later this session with substantive legislation following when Parliamentary time allows.
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Mrs. Liddell: In 2002, a small number of staff in my department had sickness absence relating to mental health problems. Further details of cases are covered by Exemption 12 (Privacy of an Individual) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
John Thurso: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to her answer of 9 April 2003, Official Report, column 278W, on ministerial meetings, if she will give the date of her last meeting with (a) the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and (b) the Scottish Minister responsible for Scottish Trade International. 
Mrs. Liddell: I met the Minister of State for Trade and Investment on 6 February this year. My last engagement with the Scottish Minister responsible for Scottish Trade International was on 3 March. I also have frequent telephone conversations with each.
Mrs. Liddell: Scottish Enterprise is formally responsible to Scottish Ministers for the conduct of its business. Therefore, while my predecessor and I have had continuing informal contacts with the Chairman and past Chairman of Scottish Enterprise over the past four years in a variety of different contexts, there has been no reason to keep detailed records of such contacts since devolution.
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Mrs. McGuire: 430,000 families in Scotland are expected to receive the Child Tax Credit and 90,000 families in Scotland are expected to receive the Working Tax Credit, including some who are expected to receive the Child Tax Credit. Statistics on awards of these tax credits will be published in August.
12. Mr. Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations she has received concerning competitiveness from representatives of the manufacturing sector. 
Alan Johnson: Since December 1998, the earliest base year available, it is estimated that manufacturing jobs in Shrewsbury have fallen by around 550, a decrease of 12 per cent. In the same period, overall employment in Shrewsbury increased by 8.7 per cent.
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