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Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been allocated for (a) capital repairs and (b) new buildings in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (B) Kingston upon Hull. 
When we make allocations of capital funding to local authorities we do not prescribe what sums should be spent on new buildings as opposed to repairs and, for the most part, funding is not designated between primary and secondary schools. The allocation of funds is decided by local authorities in accordance with their asset management plans and local priorities. No records are maintained centrally that allow a breakdown of the allocations by the categories requested. Total capital funding allocated in 200506 to the East Riding of Yorkshire local authority and schools in its area was £17 million, and total capital funding allocated in 200506 to Kingston upon Hull local authority and schools in its area was £8.4 million.
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Miss Kirkbride: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will set out in cash terms the increases for each local education authority in each yearfrom 199798 to 200708 set out in percentage terms in the school funding settlement published in December. 
Mr. Byers: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals achieved (a) 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C, (b) no GCSE qualifications and (c) no qualification in the last year for which figures are available. 
|Eligible for FSM|
|Number of pupils eligible for FSM||82,860|
|Proportion of pupils eligible for FSM achieving(105) (percentage)|
|5 or more A* to C at GCSE||26|
|No GCSE qualifications||12|
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of children of secondary school age in (a) Wellingborough and (b) East Northamptonshire local authority area in each of the next 20 years. 
Jacqui Smith: Population projections for Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire are the responsibility of the Office for National Statistics. The 2003 based projections for the population aged 11 to 18 are:
|Projections (2003 base)|
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the Charity Commission about the likely charitable status of (a) community schools, (b) trust schools, (c) special schools, (d) city academies, (e) pupil referral units, (f) federated schools and (g) foundation schools under the proposals in the Schools White Paper. 
Jacqui Smith: Under current legislation the governing bodies of foundation, voluntary and foundation special schools have charitable status. The foundations of foundation and voluntary schools also have charitable status. In the case of trust schools both their governing bodies and their trusts will have charitable status. Community schools, community special schools and pupil referral units do not have charitable status. Academies are charitable companies limited by guarantee.
Federated schools are not a distinct category of schools, and federations may include any of the categories of maintained schools listed previously (but not pupil referral units, which are not a category of maintained school). Education law does not explicitly provide for the charitable status of the governing body of a federation so the position will depend on general charity law.
The proposals in the White Paper will not affect the charitable status of any of the institutions listed above. We intend to put in place further safeguards around trusts, in particular by requiring them to have specific charitable objects. Officials and legal advisers from my Department have discussed these safeguards with the Charity Commission. As the White Paper explained, we are considering the implications of trust status for special schools, but we do not envisage the need for any discussions with the Charity Commission about this.
Mr. Marsden: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with the (a) National Governors Council and (b) National Association of School Governors on the implications for school governors of the proposals in the Schools White Paper. 
Jacqui Smith: Ministers and officials regularly meet the National Governors Council and National Association of School Governors to discuss a wide range of issues. I met them most recently on 15 December 2005 when we discussed the implications of the proposals contained in the Better Schools, Higher Standards For All" White Paper.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many qualified science lecturers there have been in universities in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement. 
Bill Rammell: The latest available information is given in the table. In 2003/04, changes to the definitions of full-time and part-time staff meant that less academic staff members were classed as full-time. The figures for this year are therefore not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
|Major subject of highest qualification:|
|Science(106)||Other subjects||Not known||Total|
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many non-British students have studied sciences at universities in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) how many British students have studied sciences at universities in England in each year since 1997; what percentage were entrants from (a) the state sector and (b) the independent sector; and if she will make a statement. 
The latest available information showing the number of students on science courses is shown in the table. Information for 2004/05 will be available in January 2006. Information on the school background of young (under 21) higher education students is published annually by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in Performance Indicators in Higher Education", but this covers all students and does not show figures for each subject separately. The latest data collected by HESA for 2003/04, covering students of all ages, shows that 11 per cent. of entrants
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to undergraduate science courses came from the independent sector, compared to 12 per cent. of entrants to all undergraduate courses of any subject. Comparable figures for earlier years are not available centrally at present.
|of which, from:|
|HE institutions in England||Total students||UK||Overseas(110)|
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