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Overseas Teachers

Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many overseas teachers have been working in English schools in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; [125917]

(2) how many overseas teachers working in English schools have not had (a) qualified teacher status in England and (b) the equivalent of qualified teacher status in their home country in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; [125918]

(3) how many overseas teachers working in English schools have been classified as instructors in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; [125919]

(4) how many overseas teachers working in English   schools have been classified as occasional teachers in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. [125920]

Mr. Miliband: Information on numbers of teachers with overseas qualifications is not available.

School Funding

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much extra money his Department has provided to schools in (a) Chesham and Amersham and (b) Buckinghamshire to help ameliorate the effects of this year's school funding problems. [123914]

Mr. Miliband: The funding of schools in Chesham and Amersham is a matter for Buckinghamshire local education authority (LEA).

My Department has made available additional grant of £28 million in 2003–04 to ensure for all LEAs an effective increase of 3.2 per cent. per pupil after taking into account the ending of a range of Standards Fund grants this year. As Buckinghamshire local education authority's per pupil increase after the ending of the Standards Fund grants was 3.3 per cent., it did not receive additional grant.
 
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Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much funding was allocated to (a) Essex Local Education Authority and (b) other local education authorities for turbulence factors in respect of schools with a large number of children of military personnel in each of the last five years for which figures are available; [125894]

(2) what his policy is on providing additional funds for the turbulence factors at schools with a large number of children of military personnel; [125895]

(3) what plans he has to provide financial assistance for schools with a large number of children of military personnel. [125896]

Mr. Miliband: The Department for Education and Skills does not allocate any funding to any local education authority for the specific purposes of addressing turbulence for schools with large numbers of children of military personnel.

We recognise that turbulence in pupil numbers can have an impact on school budgets and pupil attainment. A local military presence is one cause, influxes of asylum seekers are another. Local authorities are able to include factors in their funding formulae to provide additional funding to take account of high turnover of pupils during the year. Essex local education authority has such a factor.

We believe further work on mobility should be done on the basis of data from the Pupil Level Annual School Census (PLASC) so that it is possible to consider in an informed way whether a mobility indicator might be included in the AEN part of the formula when the three-year formula freeze ends in 2006–07.

Specialist Subjects

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what mechanisms are in place to ensure that specialist school subject designations correlate to pupil and parent demand; and if he will make a statement. [125708]

Mr. Miliband: We are encouraging Local Education Authorities (LEAs) to work in partnership with all secondary schools to develop a strategy that enables individual schools to establish a specialism that plays to their strengths but also contributes to achieving a balance of specialisms in their area.

Many LEAs have drawn up plans with schools for a specialist system across the whole of their local area. The   Government are encouraging this approach while recognising the final decision on the choice of specialist application lies with the individual school. LEAs adopting a more strategic approach include the Excellence in Cities authorities and the six Diversity Pathfinder LEAs.

Youth Services

Matthew Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much each local authority spent on youth services in each year since 2000–01. [125325]

Mr. Miliband: The available information is contained in the following table:
 
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Youth service expenditure since 2000–01

2000–012001–02
Barking and Dagenham1,004,168951,453
Barnet1,711,1101,563,723
Barnsley1,848,1241,660,524
Bath and North East Somerset1,388,8231,271,942
Bedfordshire1,437,5281,743,509
Bexley1,875,5411,685,156
Birmingham4,601,8954,643,143
Blackburn1,272,7981,342,920
Blackpool791,990891,829
Bolton1,572,3931,588,801
Bournemouth1,406,1471,317,837
Bracknell Forest970,383751,465
Bradford4,240,3815,385,999
Brent2,435,9872,276,403
Brighton and Hove813,268811,565
Bromley1,294,2591,303,124
Buckinghamshire2,740,5072,460,200
Bury1,416,7071,196,770
Calderdale2,236,6172,423,087
Cambridgeshire2,074,7942,056,987
Camden3,655,0593,025,733
Cheshire2,897,3223,184,263
City of Bristol2,890,8872,950,182
City of Kingston-upon-Hull2,624,3042,710,114
Cornwall2,925,4643,299,592
Coventry2,696,4933,094,050
Croydon3,197,8043,246,130
Cumbria1,552,584678,132
Darlington453,050510,188
Derby1,891,3611,890,379
Derbyshire3,800,6884,347,357
Devon2,741,6982,801,103
Doncaster1,942,6852,150,565
Dorset2,414,1752,662,039
Dudley2,049,2711,756,525
Durham2,157,7331,543,994
Ealing1,850,8351,783,287
East Riding of Yorkshire1,346,6541,580,381
East Sussex1,962,0092,311,157
Enfield1,062,935966,509
Essex6,748,9266,567,980
Gateshead1,205,3341,001,050
Gloucestershire3,088,4593,136,081
Greenwich2,810,5812,826,400
Hackney014,691
Halton969,7771,049,166
Hammersmith and Fulham1,558,078942,540
Hampshire4,355,8574,538,385
Haringey1,732,9801,953,319
Harrow907,237869,559
Hartlepool900,9721,003,576
Havering1,560,8141,718,958
Herefordshire909,417905,443
Hertfordshire6,237,9366,303,750
Hillingdon1,630,0521,667,618
Hounslow896,713963,371
Isle of Wight Council997,1351,120,183
Islington4,226,7254,349,353
Kensington and Chelsea4,166,6403,971,120
Kent5,918,6035,117,151
Kingston upon Thames736,108825,791
Kirklees1,746,7761,929,071
Knowsley105,92298,628
Lambeth2,495,2813,471,813
Lancashire7,520,2467,045,899
Leeds8,445,0097,719,800
Leicester2,131,5022,311,692
Leicestershire3,745,2603,878,072
Lewisham2,743,7832,947,715
Lincolnshire2,571,5782,335,680
Liverpool6,264,6696,057,000
Luton1,299,9641,336,332
Manchester3,438,6253,331,400
Merton709,817646,882
Middlesbrough1,234,3141,339,188
Milton Keynes1,704,8811,811,902
Newcastle upon Tyne3,954,9442,962,865
Newham1,922,1352,718,218
Norfolk2,893,4122,914,054
North East Lincolnshire1,185,7961,397,717
North Lincolnshire1,157,2161,197,615
North Somerset798,774877,540
North Tyneside866,590849,253
North Yorkshire1,604,3741,619,990
Northamptonshire3,226,8164,033,887
Northumberland1,548,5552,228,413
Nottingham City3,505,8113,211,865
Nottinghamshire5,812,2595,966,931
Oldham1,529,2792,287,924
Oxfordshire2,735,8932,750,677
Peterborough1,100,0721,094,891
Plymouth1,184,2301,281,571
Poole864,0891,016,433
Portsmouth01,072,437
Reading1,287,3641,589,441
Redbridge1,903,8281,910,967
Redcar and Cleveland1,330,9121,367,091
Richmond upon Thames794,625665,184
Rochdale1,426,1811,578,086
Rochester and Gillingham1,241,847944,862
Rotherham4,000,3723,908,697
Rutland234,204228,495
Salford1,700,5111,538,565
Sandwell1,748,8861,745,341
Sefton1,957,0581,643,118
Sheffield4,582,8274,650,775
Shropshire1,667,1411,718,668
Slough1,018,177905,080
Solihull730,374723,658
Somerset3,368,8643,022,907
South Gloucestershire1,138,6151,442,166
South Tyneside1,662,1951,883,338
Southampton932,1781,110,462
Southend812,929927,968
Southwark3,360,1493,158,763
St. Helens1,235,685905,922
Staffordshire6,077,7326,139,629
Stockport1,829,5612 046,957
Stockton-on-Tees1,220,6011,322,136
Stoke on Trent1,848,6841,804,635
Suffolk2,723,3382,375,006
Sunderland1,657,6842,641,825
Surrey6,866,3646,206,392
Sutton1,225,4281,204,340
Swindon1,249,6851,622,018
Tameside2,524,5782,331,479
TheWrekin1,291,3911,156,873
Thurrock1,235,6531,077,862
Torbay412,638435,969
Tower Hamlets4,172,0614,039,740
Trafford1,434,0751,514,899
Wakefield1,956,1171,963,617
Walsall1,361,3741,393,789
Waltham Forest2,263,4441,840,419
Wandsworth2,865,6922,790,230
Warrington867,377918,272
Warwickshire2,110,6692,559,567
West Berkshire834,811968,020
West Sussex4,013,4604,233,300
Westminster1,737,2232,083,638
Wigan1,524,4681,550,440
Wiltshire2,069,2992,134,079
Windsor and Maidenhead654,589910,624
Wirral2,286,6542,343,046
Wokingham160,809199,241
Wolverhampton3,753,8243,683,860
Worcestershire1,910,5682,219,056
York1,142,1901,155,742




Note:
1. Youth Service figures shown are Net Current Expenditure (after recharges) and includes expenditure within schools and also that incurred centrally by LEAs.
2. Youth Service figures include provision at residential and non-residential youth centres, including activity, outdoor and urban studies centres related to Youth Service provision. Also development workers, advisers and youth leaders not based at youth centres.
3. Real term figures have been used are adjusted to 2002–03 prices using the June 2003 GDP deflators.
4. Nil returns were submitted by Hackney and Portsmouth for 2000–01.





 
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