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South East Europe: Planning

Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: Work on South East Europe co-operation and regional security issues in the UK involves several government departments, whose officials co-operate closely. The exact number of those engaged full-time in this work varies as departments respond to the demands placed upon them, but staff numbers are under tight control. A number of other officials contribute varying proportions of their work to these matters, as part of their wider duties.

It would incur disproportionate costs to provide the other information requested.

Serbia: Reconstruction

Lord Kennet asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean: As the Government have spelt out on several occasions, President Milosevic bears primary responsibility for the failure to find a peaceful solution to the Kosovo crisis. But we are actively working with our European partners and others to develop plans for refugee return and economic reconstruction.

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Education Action Zones: Private Sector Contributions

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will list the private sector contributors to each education action zone and the level of their contributions in (a) cash and (b) kind.[HL2702]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone): We will be in a position to provide a detailed statement of the private sector contributions to each zone when they submit their audited financial statements for the financial year 1998-99.

Caverstede Nursery School

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    (a) why Caverstede Nursery School in Peterborough was not placed on a list of excellent schools following the OFSTED report on it; and

    (b) whether there are plans to recognise publicly the quality of Caverstede Nursery School.[HL2680]

Baroness Blackstone: This is a matter for HM Chief Inspector of Schools, Chris Woodhead. I have asked him to write to the noble Baroness and to place a copy of his letter in the Library.

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Further Education Colleges: Staff Ethnicity Data

Lord Harris of Haringey asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What statistics are collected concerning the ethnicity of those employed as lecturers and teachers in further education colleges in Greater London, whether such statistics are broken down between those employed on permanent contracts and those employed on short-term contracts; and whether such information is made publicly available.[HL2725]

Baroness Blackstone: Statistics of all staff employed in further education sector (FE) colleges in England are collected by the Further Education Funding Council (FEFC). The information collected from each FE college includes data on the primary role of college staff (i.e. whether teaching, supporting teaching & learning or other support), ethnicity and type of contract. The FEFC publish this information in their annual Staff Statistics Volume, which includes national data on ethnicity and regional data on primary role and type of contract. Copies of the relevant tables from the January 1999 volume are below. This information is also available on the FEFC website: http..//www.fefc.ac.uk. To protect the confidentiality of ethnic staff, tables showing a breakdown of ethnicity by region, by type of contract, which would contain small numbers in some cases, are not published.

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Table 7: Numbers of staff (in 000s) in further education colleges in England in 1996-97 by FEFC region and by mode and primary role

ModePrimary roleEMERGLNRNWSESWWMYHTotal
Full-timeTeach3.55.16.82.88.76.74.46.35.249.4
Support0.81.21.80.72.31.51.11.71.512.5
Other2.73.44.12.05.84.83.35.24.135.3
All7.09.712.65.516.812.98.813.210.897.3
Part-timeTeach6.28.29.93.111.513.38.810.110.081.2
Support0.91.91.40.61.61.51.11.11.511.5
Other2.73.82.61.14.04.72.82.74.028.5
All9.813.913.94.817.119.612.614.015.5121.2
TotalTeach9.713.316.85.920.220.113.216.415.2130.7
Support1.63.13.11.33.93.02.12.83.024.0
Other5.47.26.73.19.89.56.18.08.063.8
All16.823.626.510.333.932.621.427.226.3218.5
% Staff8%11%12%5%16%15%10%12%12%100%

Table 8: Numbers of staff (in 000s) in further edcuation colleges in England in 1996-97 by FEFC region and by primary role and terms of employment

Primary roleTerms of employmentEMERGLNRNWSESWWMYHTotal
TeachPermanent4.46.58.13.19.98.36.07.76.660.5
Fixed term4.35.28.02.58.09.35.87.26.857.0
Casual0.40.50.50.21.51.60.41.20.97.2
Not known0.61.10.20.10.81.01.00.30.86.0
All9.713.316.85.920.220.113.216.415.2130.7
SupportPermanent1.12.02.20.82.82.31.62.12.016.9
Fixed term0.40.70.80.50.80.40.40.50.95.3
Casual0.10.30.1--0.20.10.10.20.11.3
Not known--0.20.1----0.10.1--0.10.5
All1.63.13.11.33.93.02.12.83.024.0
OtherPermanent4.05.15.32.57.67.54.96.56.049.4
Fixed term0.90.70.80.61.31.00.70.71.38.0
Casual0.40.80.4--0.50.70.40.70.64.6
Not known0.20.60.1--0.40.20.1--0.11.8
All5.47.26.73.19.89.56.18.08.163.8
TotalPermanent9.513.515.56.420.318.212.516.314.6126.8
Fixed term5.66.69.63.510.110.76.88.49.070.3
Casual0.91.61.10.32.22.40.92.11.613.1
Not known0.82.00.40.11.31.31.20.41.08.3
All16.823.626.510.333.932.621.427.226.3218.5
% Staff8%11%12%5%16%15%10%12%12%100%

Note:

Aggregate return is included in the "not known" terms of employment category, as this return does not record primary role by terms of employment.


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Table 13: Numbers of staff (in 000s) in further education colleges in England in 1995-96 and 1996-97 by ethnicity and by mode and primary role

YearMode Primary role BangladeshiBlack AfricanBlack CaribbeanBlack otherChineseIndianPakistaniWhiteOther--AsianOtherNot knownTotal
1995-96Full-time Teach --0.20.50.1--0.50.144.10.20.75.852.4
Support --0.10.2----0.1--10.30.10.11.312.4
Other --0.20.60.1--0.30.128.80.20.33.634.3
All 0.10.41.20.30.10.90.383.30.51.210.899.1
Part-time Teach --0.20.50.20.10.50.346.60.31.332.482.2
Support ----0.1--------6.5--0.12.39.1
Other --0.10.30.1--0.20.119.60.10.25.626.3
All 0.10.30.80.30.10.70.472.70.51.640.3117.7
Total Teach 0.10.40.90.30.10.90.490.70.62.038.2134.7
Support --0.10.20.1--0.20.116.80.10.23.621.4
Other --0.30.80.20.10.50.248.40.30.69.260.6
All 0.10.82.00.60.21.70.7155.91.02.851.0216.7
% Staff 0%0%1%0%0%1%0%94%1%2%--100%
1996-97Full-time Teach 0.10.20.50.1--0.50.242.10.30.84.649.4
Support --0.10.2----0.10.110.60.10.11.112.5
Other 0.10.20.60.10.10.40.129.80.20.43.335.3
All 0.20.51.20.30.11.00.382.50.61.49.197.3
Part-time Teach 0.10.30.50.20.10.50.349.30.41.228.381.2
Support --0.10.1----0.1--8.80.10.12.211.5
Other --0.10.40.1--0.20.120.70.10.36.528.5
All 0.20.51.00.30.20.80.578.80.61.636.9121.2
Total Teach 0.20.51.00.30.21.00.591.40.72.132.9130.7
Support 0.10.10.30.1--0.20.119.40.20.33.324.0
Other 0.10.40.90.20.10.60.250.50.30.79.863.8
All 0.41.02.20.60.31.80.8161.31.13.046.1218.5
% Staff 0%1%1%0%0%1%0%94%1%2%--100%

Note:

Aggregate return is included in the 'not known' ethnicity category, as this return does not record ethnicity.

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