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Maintained Schools: GCSE and A-level Statistics

Lord Peston asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Blackstone: The information requested on GCSE and GCE A-level achievements of pupils in maintained schools in England is:

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GCSE achievements GCE A-level achievements
5 or more passes No graded results 2 or more A-levels
Number%Number%Number%
1965101,40017Not availableNot available48,7008
1970207,60039254,7004753,20010
1975322,70053122,1002058,70010
1980452,9006591,8001370,40010
1990411,0007947,500886,10016
1995453,8008641,400876,80014
1998465,3008832,4006103,10016

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Secondary School Places: Admission Appeals

Baroness David asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will list in descending order admission appeals as a percentage of the number of secondary places available in maintained schools for each English local education authority in the most recent year for which figures are available.[HL2504]

Baroness Blackstone: The information requested is shown in the attached table.

Appeals lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to maintained secondary schools by local education authority areas. England 1996-97

Local Education Authority AreaCapacity in Secondary SchoolsAppeals lodged
(2)Number (3)Percentage
Enfield20,1241,2666.3
Bury10,8926215.7
Waltham Forest12,8566595.1
Bromley18,0927694.3
Sutton12,1854874.0
Barnet20,5368013.9
South Gloucestershire15,3525793.8
Wandsworth10,4553833.7
Richmond-upon-Thames7,5842733.6
Bath and NE Somerset12,3604283.5
Kingston-upon-Thames8,3812873.4
Lewisham13,2234463.4
Liverpool35,5271,1803.3
Westminster7,9112573.2
Camden10,8443213.0
Croydon16,2004772.9
Birmingham73,2072,0502.8
Hackney8,5412372.8
Harrow8,1992212.7
Bradford47,7691,2782.7
Tameside14,8783982.7
Hounslow15,5154112.6
Solihull14,9383762.5
Tower Hamlets13,5103162.3
City of Kingston-Upon-Hull18,3144122.2
Lancashire85,6061,8822.2
Buckinghamshire (1)28,3816182.2
Greenwich14,5833142.2
Leeds48,3041,0312.1
Dudley20,1334272.1
Haringey10,8542292.1
Bexley15,4233022.0
Redbridge14,9562901.9
Ealing14,2622551.8
North East Lincolnshire12,8152271.8
Hammersmith and Fulham7,1371261.8
Wirral25,3844421.7
Warwickshire33,7125841.7
Havering16,6112821.7
City of Bristol19,6923251.7
Calderdale14,8062421.6
Lambeth9,2521501.6
Wigan19,3483121.6
Hertfordshire80,0431,2841.6
Islington8,6491361.6
Berkshire54,0618481.6
Stoke (1)13,6352061.5
Coventry22,8953401.5
Shropshire27,4554041.5
Darlington (1)6,158891.4
Manchester28,6994131.4
Barking and Dagenham10,3301431.4
Kensington and Chelsea3,980541.4
Newcastle upon Tyne19,8382671.3
North Somerset12,7451711.3
Surrey53,5826951.3
Southwark10,6171371.3
Stockport16,9502131.3
Brent 14,5891791.2
Luton (1)12,0481451.2
Kent116,5591,3991.2
Bolton17,9221901.1
Leicester City (1)21,0712211.0
York10,7801111.0
Gateshead14,2331441.0
North Yorkshire39,2313961.0
Trafford15,6151551.0
Sheffield27,4702671.0
Merton8,650831.0
Gloucestershire36,3713340.9
City of Derby (1)16,0311470.9
Poole (1)8,032730.9
Wolverhampton17,3991580.9
Rotherham20,4841860.9
Rutland (1)2,202190.9
Hillingdon15,1781290.8
Walsall21,3181810.8
St. Helens13,1541090.8
Oldham17,2001390.8
East Riding of Yorkshire22,3291730.8
Cambridgeshire43,4293350.8
Isle of Wight11,323860.8
Bournemouth (1)9,700690.7
Lincolnshire43,4083010.7
Sefton21,6421460.7
Durham (1)36,2252420.7
Sandwell19,6531300.7
Stockton-on-Tees14,077870.6
Sunderland21,4861320.6
Milton Keynes (1)11,973710.6
East Sussex (1)26,6891580.6
South Tyneside11,185660.6
Rochdale15,545910.6
Dorset (1)27,9221610.6
Staffordshire (1)54,8053140.6
Devon57,9003300.6
Newham16,485910.6
Cornwall29,8371600.5
Brighton & Hove12,073640.5
Kirklees26,2691380.5
Essex113,2075710.5
Southampton (1)11,536580.5
Salford13,581660.5
Bedfordshire (1)40,1341750.4
Cheshire68,5792960.4
Oxfordshire41,2811780.4
Northamptonshire49,9982080.4
Derbyshire (1)48,9112010.4
Wiltshire (1)27,9931090.4
Somerset29,6521150.4
Hartlepool7,003260.4
Hereford and Worcester49,8841840.4
West Sussex45,6361640.4
North Lincolnshire11,939420.4
Nottinghamshire75,6372630.3
Northumberland31,7541040.3
Doncaster24,190790.3
Redcar and Cleveland11,571370.3
Hampshire (1)70,2602220.3
Barnsley14,423360.2
Leicestershire (1)43,5541080.2
Portsmouth (1)8,891220.2
Swindon (1)12,301270.2
Suffolk54,3591060.2
Norfolk45,208820.2
North Tyneside16,248270.2
Wakefield21,109150.1
Cumbria34,344190.1
Middlesbrough9,76800.0
Knowsley10,39300.0
City of London0$0.0
Isles of Scilly23800.0

(1) From April 1997.

(2) Number of secondary places by LEA in stage 2 and 3 authorities (stage 1 authorities not collected on surplus place survey).

(3) Includes appeals which were withdrawn or settled before they were heard by a committee.

$ No schools of this type.


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Baroness David asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will list in descending order the cost of administering admission appeals for each English local education authority for the most recent year for which figures are available.[HL2505]

Baroness Blackstone: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Human Rights: Joint Committee

Lord Lester of Herne Hill asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they expect a Parliamentary Select Committee on Human Rights to be established before the Summer Recess.[HL2417]

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington): It remains our intention to set up a Joint Committee on Human Rights before the Human Rights Act 1998 comes fully into force but no decision has been taken on when exactly both Houses will be asked to approve motions to appoint such a joint committee.

Financial Services and Markets Bill: Human Rights Issues

Lord Lester of Herne Hill asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will seek to give effect to the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Financial Services and Markets Bill (HL Paper 50-I, HC328-I of 27 April) that the two Houses of Parliament "should establish a specialist Human Rights Committee as soon as possible".[HL2416]

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Baroness Jay of Paddington: The Government will reply shortly to the Joint Committee's report. It remains our intention to set up a Joint Committee on Human Rights before the Human Rights Act 1998 comes fully into force so that it will have time to prepare its work. The human rights issues involved in the draft Financial Services and Markets Bill are currently being examined by the Joint Committee on that Bill.

Organ Transplantation

Lord Walton of Detchant asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they support the proposal set out in the report of the Working Party of the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Organ Transplantation that a national transplant service should be established.[HL2534]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Baroness Hayman): We are grateful to the Royal College of Surgeons for the work done by the working party in producing the report. Its proposals are being taken into account in the current review of the United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority. This review is wide-ranging and will be determining what central support is needed in transplant services throughout the United Kingdom, including the issue of organ procurement and how this is best delivered. Until that review is completed we are not in a position to comment on the proposal for a national transplant service.


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