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Poultry and Poultrymeat Imports

The Countess of Mar asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Donoughue: The latest UK Overseas Trade Statistics available are for March 1999. The tables below show the total tonnage of poultry and poultrymeat imported from European Union countries between June 1998 and March 1999 as recorded in the Overseas Trade Statistics.

The data are subject to a degree of statistical error. The overall level of errors is low, but these errors have a much greater proportional effect on countries with small values or volumes of trade. Therefore care is needed when interpreting the data.

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UK imports of live poultry* from EU countries June 1998 to March 1999

TonnesFranceIrish RepublicDenmarkGermanyAll EU countries
1998
June1851--24
July13381**53
August54101--66
September1618--**35
October432----45
November124--**16
December1416--**31
1999
January91----10
February816----24
March711--**18
All months19512132322

* Excludes day-old chicks.

** Less than 0.5 tonnes.


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UK imports of poultrymeat from EU countries June 1998 to March 1999

TonnesNetherlandsFranceIrish RepublicGermanyDenmarkBelgiumItalySpainGreeceSwedenAustriaAll EU countries
1998
June9,3638,1932,1889791,074989311958**8--24,062
July10,8199,8771,8571,4871,3121,204395748294--27,734
August9,7689,8501,3581,5101,036975344656289--25,533
September10,65910,2942,3021,7651,32281343856130242928,237
October10,9969,1412,0581,7131,4701,0444874162930--27,384
November9,29510,3352,9801,7341,3741,1711,038170--2**28,100
December10,0087,5444,4631,1977491,1901,539301------26,992
1999
January10,5617,0103,0441,3081,0611,316523683--2125,509
February9,6115,5922,3681,4041,3401,059455530------22,359
March9,3397,3771,7641,3301,1501,146360598--20--23,084
All months100,41985,21324,38214,42611,88810,9075,8905,6221179931258,995

** Less than 0.5 tonnes


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Hammersmith and Fulham: Pupil-Teacher Ratio

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the pupil-teacher ratio of all secondary schools in Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority.[HL3461]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone): Provisional figures show that the pupil-teacher ratio in maintained secondary schools in the Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority area in January 1999 is 17.5.

William Morris Academy

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    When it is expected that a decision will be taken about the future of the William Morris Academy in

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    Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority which is operating without legal status.[HL3459]

Baroness Blackstone: The legal situation will be considered by the Secretary of State in the light of the proposed changes to post-16 education arising from the publication of the White Paper, Learning to Succeed.

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What is the pupil-teacher ratio at William Morris Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority.[HL3460]

Baroness Blackstone: Information on pupil-teacher ratios for individual schools is not published centrally.

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Who is responsible for inspecting William Morris Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority; and whether it is inspected as a school, a sixth form college or a further education college.[HL3462]

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Baroness Blackstone: The Academy is not currently subject to inspection by Ofsted, as it is not a school for the purposes of the School Inspections Act 1996, or by the Further Education and Funding Council, as it is not a FEFC-funded institution. The White Paper Learning to Succeed anticipated that, in future, Ofsted will be responsible for the inspection of all publicly funded 16-19 provision, except work based training for that age group.

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Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What "A" level and post-16 qualifications have been achieved by pupils at each secondary school and the William Morris Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham local education authority.[HL3463]

Baroness Blackstone: The GCE A level and post 16 qualifications achieved by pupils at each secondary school and the William Morris Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham are shown in the attached table.

GCE A/AS/Advanced GNVQ and other post-16 achievements of candidates aged 16 to 18 at start of academic year 1997-98

Entered for less than 2 GCE A/AS Entered for 2 or more GCE A/AS Entered for AGNVQ Entered for Intermediate VQ(7)
Number of candidatesAverage points per candidateNumber of candidatesAverage points per candidateNumber of candidatesAverage points for candidateNumber% Pass
Henry Compton School* 43.8916.1312.01471%
Phoenix High School* 72.31911.9513.21881%
Fulham Cross Secondary School* 103.51614.0413.53667%
Hurlingham and Chelsea School* 51.8814.636.02365%
Burlington Danes C of E School* 52.41512.8712.02045%
William Morris Academy 312.86713.52211.711162%
Lady Margaret School 34.75519.2--------
The London Oratory School77.715623.2--------

Notes:

* These are feeder schools for the William Morris Academy.

The average point score is based on:

GCE A level--grade A = 10, grade B = 8, grade C = 6, grade D = 4, grade E = 2.

GCE AS level--grade A = 5, grade B = 4, grade C = 3, grade D = 2, grade E = 1.

AGNVQ--Distinction = 18, merit = 12 and pass = 6.

(7) All candidates in a final year of study for Intermediate GNVQ, BTEC first or City & Guilds Intermediate Diploma.


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Disabled Students: Funds

Lord Morris of Manchester asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What consideration they have given to the recommendations of the Snowdon Survey in relation to the centralisation of information on sources of funds for disabled students and the "geographical lottery" involved in applying for these funds; and what action they will be taking.[HL3546]

Baroness Blackstone: We will consider the case for the centralisation of information on sources of funds for disabled higher education students in the context of the Government's review of options for administering student support in the long term. The review is considering the option for a single agency and is due to report next year.

Sheffield: Schools Budget

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the total sum of money allocated directly to schools by Sheffield local education authority in the years 1998-99 and 1999-2000.[HL3509]

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Baroness Blackstone: Sheffield local education authority delegated £127,823,000 to their schools through the Aggregated Schools Budget for 1998-99 and £144,125,000 through the Individual Schools Budget for 1999-2000. In addition, the amount of Standards Fund grant the local education authority devolved to their schools was £2,136,000 in 1998-99 and £5,993,000 in 1999-2000.

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the total amount of money available to Sheffield local education authority for education in the year 1998-99 and in 1999-2000 from central government; and what was the total sum spent by Sheffield local education authority on education in the last two periods.[HL3508]

Baroness Blackstone: The total amount of money expected to be available to Sheffield local education authority to spend on education is best indicated by the level of the Education Standard Spending Assessment to which may be added amounts available for capital spending and grants including Standards Fund expected to be received.

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1998-991999-2000
SSA£184.6 million£194.97 million
Capital£9.9 million£13.4 million
Specific Grants£4.7 million£6 million

The total sums spent by Sheffield local education authority for the years 1996-97 and 1997-98 were £183.5 million and £185.1 million respectively. These are the latest years for which information is available centrally.



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