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Mr. Flynn : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to require Her Majesty's Stationery Office to use biodegradeable rice paper chips in place of styrofoam chips in packaging of parcels.
The Prime Minister : This question falls within the scope of the policy announced in Cm 1263 ; arrangements have therefore been made for the controller and chief executive of HMSO to respond direct. Copies of the letter will be placed in the House Library and with the Public Information Office.
The Prime Minister : The five declared nuclear weapon states have to dismantle and reassemble their own nuclear weapons in order to maintain their stockpiles. The break-up of the Soviet Union may pose a range of problems, including the safe disposal of nuclear warheads. We are addressing these problems, in consultation with our allies and Soviet and Republic authorities.
The report recommends new rates of pay for out of hours working by hospital doctors and dentists in training, following the agreement reached earlier this year which introduced new working arrangements and set limits on contracted hours of duty for such staff. The recommended rates of pay are : --
100 per cent. of the basic rate for full shift working
70 per cent. of the basic rate for partial shift working 50 per cent. of the basic rate for on call rota working The recommendations, which arise from a major restructuring of working arrangements, are estimated to increase the paybill for hospital doctors and dentists in training by 5.8 per cent., given certain assumptions about the proportion of staff who will be contracted under each working pattern.
The Government have decided to accept these recommendations and we shall seek to implement them as soon as possible in order to help to deliver our objective of reducing the hours of work of hospital doctors and dentists in training. The costs of the award will be met by health authorities and boards from the resources which we have made available to them this year and which we shall be making available to them in future years.
Mr. Butler : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received from the German Federal Minister of Science regarding the exchange use of large scientific facilities ; and what was his response.
Mr. Devlin : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many requests for the booklet "Your Child and the National Curriculum" have been received from schools in Cleveland ; how many will be distributed ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Eggar : My right hon. and learned Friend published "Your Child and the National Curriculum"--as promised in the citizens charter--on Monday 9 December. Sample copies have been sent to all schools in England and they have been invited to order as many additional copies as they need to distribute to parents. One school in Cleveland has already put in its order. We expect many more to follow suit over the next week and in the new year.
Mr. Hannam : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will require establishments of further education to conduct a multi- professional assessment of the needs of students with special educational needs as a basis for their education provision ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Tony Lloyd : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what approaches he has received regarding the establishment of independent schools in the Trafford Park area of Manchester ; what response he has made ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Fallon : A group of people interested in establishing an independent primary school in the Trafford Park area of Manchester met members of Her Majesty's inspectorate in March this year. In November, a deputation representing the optimum schooling project, led by my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale (Sir F. Montgomery), came to see me about applying for voluntary aided status for any such school.
No application has yet been made for registration as an independent school, neither have any proposals been made to establish a voluntary aided school.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps are being taken to make an assessment of the future capital requirements of further education colleges for new building and repairs.
Mr. Fallon : The Department keeps under regular review the capital requirements of further education colleges for new building and repairs, in the light of information from LEAs and advice from HMI. Following the establishment of the new Further Education Funding Council, subject to the passage of the Further and Higher Education Bill, we shall look to the council for advice on colleges' future capital requirements.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he intends to hold further discussions with interested parties about the implementation of new GCSE syllabus following his recent announcement on coursework ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Eggar : Officials of the Department and those of the School Examinations and Assessment Council and the examining groups are in close and constant contact about the implementation of my right hon. and learned Friend's recent decisions on GCSE coursework.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether his Department has made any assessment of resources needed to implement fully at primary level the national curriculum in science and in technology ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Eggar : In determining education's share of the proposed local authority grant settlement an assessment was made of the broad range of pressures facing the education service, including the implementation of the national curriculum in primary schools. The proposed settlement allows for LEAs in England to spend £18,730 million on education in 1992-93. This represents an increase of 7.1 per cent. over last year's settlement, which was itself a 16 per cent. increase over the previous year. Within the grants for education support and training programme of support for the national curriculum in 1992-93, totalling some £176 million, £5.5 million will be earmarked specifically for training courses for primary science teachers, and £15 million will be made available for equipment.
Mr. Andrew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list all grant-maintained schools showing whether they were county, voluntary aided or voluntary controlled, indicating denomination where appropriate, before becoming grant maintained.
School Name |Ex-status |Denomination --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Adams' Grammar School |VA |- Arnewood School |C |- Audenshaw School |C |- Avon Valley School |C |- Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School |C |- Bankfield High School |C |- Baverstock Grant-Maintained School |C |- Beaconsfield High School |C |- Beechen Cliff School |C |- Bingley Grammar School |VA |- Bishopshalt School |C |- Bourne Primary School |C |- Bournemouth School |C |- Bridgewater Hall School |C |- Brindley Hall School |C |- Bullers Wood School for Girls |C |- Burgate School |C |- Caistor Grammar School |VC |- Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School |VA |RC Carre's Grammar School |VC |- Castle Hall Grant-Maintained School |C |- Chalvedon School |C |- Claremont High School |C |- Clitheroe Royal Grammar School |VC |- Collingwood School |C |- Colyton Grammar School |C |- Coopers School |C |- Crossley Heath School |VC |- Dartford Grammar School |VC |- Ecclesbourne School |C |- Francis Bacon School |C |- Graveney School |C |- Great Barr School |C |- Guildford County School |C |- Handsworth Grammar School |VA |- Hardley School |C |- Haydon School |C |- Heckmondwike Grammar School |C |- Hendon School |C |- Highams Park School |C |- Homewood School |C |- King Edward VI School |VC |- Kingsley Park Middle School |C |- Kingswood School |C |- Kirkbie Kendal School |VA |- Lancaster Girls Grammar School |C |- Lancaster Royal Grammar School |C |- Langley Park Boys School |C |- London Oratory School |VA |RC London Nautical School |C |- Long Field High School |C |- Manor High School |C |- Marling School |VC |- Moseley Park GM School |C |- Moulton Primary School |C |- Netherthorpe School |VC |- Newton Bluecoat C of E GM Primary School |VA |CE Nonsuch High School for Girls |C |- North Halifax High School |C |- Old Swinford Hospital |VA |- Oldfield School |C |- Parmiters School |VA |- Pate's Grammar School |VA |CE Queen Elizabeth's GM School for Boys |C |- Queen Elizabeth's GM Grammar School |C |- Queensbury School |C |- Queensmead School |C |- Raines Foundation School |VA |CE Reading School |C |- Ribston Hall High School |C |- Rickmansworth School |C |- Sexey's School |VC |- Skegness Grammar School |C |- Small Heath School |C |- Southfield School for Girls |C |- Southlands Comprehensive School |C |- Southlands School |C |- St George's School |C |- St John the Baptist School |VA |RC St Helen's Primary School |C |- St Augustine RC School |VA |RC St George's CE School |VA |CE St Francis Xavier's College |VA |RC St Bartholomew's School |VC |- St James' CE School |SA |CE Stratford School |C |- Stroud High School |VC |- Thamesview School |C |- The Kings School Grantham |VC |- The Cornwallis School |C |- The Maplesden Noakes School |C |- The GS For Girls Wilmington |C |- Vyners School |C |- Watford Girls' Grammar School |VC |- Watford Grammar School |VC |- Westcliff High School for Boys |C |- Wilmington Grammar School for Boys |C |- Wilsons School |VA |CE Wold Newton Primary School |C Wolverhampton Girls High School |C |- Woodroffe School |C |- Wymondham College |C |- Key: SA: Special Agreement. C: County. VC: Voluntary Controlled. RC: Roman Catholic. VA: Voluntary Aided. CE: Church of England.
Mr. Pendry : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if his Department has considered an application for an exhibition relating to the Football Association bid for the 1996 European championship to be displayed in the Upper Waiting Hall.
Mr. Atkins : On 25 November, I confirmed that I was happy for an exhibition to be held in the Upper Waiting Hall relating to the Football Association's bid to host the 1996 European championship. I understand that the exhibition is to be held on 9 March.
"DEGREE AWARDING POWERS, FUTURE VALIDATION ARRANGEMENTS AND POLYTECHNIC DESIGNATIONS
1. The Department's paper "Degree Awarding Powers and University Titles" consulted on the Government's proposals concerning : (a) criteria for the extension of degree awarding powers beyond the present polytechnics ;
(b) arrangements for the Secretary of State to secure advice on whether institutions meet those criteria ; and
(c) criteria for extending the university title beyond the present polytechnics.
2. This letter sets out the Government's conclusions on the first two issues in the light of comments received on the consultation paper. It also sets out the Government's views on the related issues of future validation arrangements for institutions which do not receive degree awarding powers, and on whether there should be further polytechnic designations. The Secretary of State will announce his decision on criteria for university titles shortly (although this letter confirms one of the criteria in paragraph 17 below). These conclusions are subject to the passage of the FHE Bill currently before Parliament.
Criteria for Degree Awarding Powers
3. The Government's proposal was that the criteria for taught course degrees should be those recommended by the CNAA and the Academic Audit Unit of the CVCP, and which are essentially those used by the CNAA now for the purpose of considering whether to grant institutions accredited status. The principal criterion would be that any institution seeking degree awarding power for taught courses would need to be a self-critical, cohesive academic community with a proven commitment to quality assurance supported by effective assurance and enhancement systems. Characteristics of institutions which met this general principle were that they would have : (
(a) a commitment to quality assurance and a demonstrably successful system for defining objectives and safeguarding standards. The system would be sufficiently rigorous to respond to changing circumstances including changes in senior staff ;
(b) systems for the identification and transmission of good practice. Staff would be exposed to developments and innovations in the work of others inside and outside the institutions ;
(c) appropriate external academic and professional points of reference so that standards were judged against those of the wider academic world. This was especially important in smaller and monotechnic institutions where limited breadth or volume of work would otherwise be a significant disadvantage ;
(d) suitable administrative systems supporting an institution's academic work.
Column 324. This proposal has been unanimously welcomed. In the light of that, the Secretary of State has decided that it should be confirmed.
5. The consultation paper proposed additional criteria which would need to be met for an institution to be empowered to award its own research degrees. These were that any such institution would need to demonstrate that the arrangements for the supervision of research students and the management of their programmes, and the extent to which students were exposed to a research environment, would need to be broadly comparable with the position in universities which already have such a power.
6. In the light of a generally favourable response, the Secretary of State has decided to confirm this proposal as well. He does, however, attach considerable importance to the criteria being judged robustly. It should not be assumed that having research capability within an institution is a sufficient condition.
7. It was drawn to the Department's attention in some responses that Clause 72 of the Further and Higher Education Bill as published restricted the power of the Secretary of State to confer degree awarding powers on institutions which are to be funded by the new Higher Education Funding Councils. A Government amendment to the Bill has been tabled which extends the Secretary of State's powers so that it covers all institutions providing higher education.
Arrangements for Considering whether Institutions meet the Criteria
8. The consultation paper proposed that during the period up to the formal dissolution of the CNAA, the Government would look to the Council to advise on whether institutions validated by it meet the degree awarding criteria, and would in parallel appoint Ad Hoc Committees to look similarly at institutions which are validated by universities. This approach was widely welcomed in the responses and is now confirmed by the Secretary of State.
9. CNAA is already working on an accreditation programme. An announcement about the arrangements for the DES Ad Hoc Committees will be made early in the new year.
10. As to securing advice for the Secretary of State in the longer term after the dissolution of the CNAA, some respondents supported the proposal that the Ad Hoc Committee approach should be retained if it works well. However, others saw this as a job for the Quality Audit Unit, while some other respondents considered that the Higher Education Funding Councils should have the main responsibility. This is not a matter which requires an immediate decision and the Secretary of State will reflect further on the options with a view to reaching a decision in the spring.
The Dissolution of the CNAA and New Validation Arrangements 11. The DES intends, in line with the CNAA's Strategic Plan of October 1991, that the CNAA will continue to operate until 30 September 1992. After that date it will concentrate primarily on winding up its affairs in preparation for dissolution, which is likely to be at the end of March 1993. This means that the CNAA will not be able to register any students for taught courses or programmes of research after 1 September 1992, although it will confer awards to all successful students whose courses of study or programmes of research are completed in the 1991/92 academic year. Alternative arrangements for the making of awards and the validation of courses will therefore need to be put in place in time for the 1992-93 academic year.
12. The Secretary of State has considered carefully the representations made that the CNAA should continue in existence until all then students presently registered with it have completed their courses of study. To achieve that, the CNAA would have to continue for at least three more years. Given that its other functions will have transferred elsewhere, the Secretary of State does not consider this to be a practical proposition. The Secretary of State does not believe it would be practical to transfer the CNAA Charter to another institution.
13. Ministers accept that it will be essential for alternative arrangements to be made for those students to be able to
Column 33continue on the course of study on which they enrolled, in the institution at which they enrolled and with the expectation of receiving a degree or other award at the end of that course of similar standing to the CNAA degree or award for which they initially registered. The Secretary of State expects that to be achieved through institutions not empowered to grant thier own awards entering into a validation agreement with institutions which are so empowered, and awarding their qualifications. It is for institutions which are not presently assured of receiving degree awarding powers to ensure that a suitable agreement is in place by next September.
14. There are many current examples of university validation, and there are now more potential validating institutions. The CDP and the CVCP have indicated their readiness to help in identifying suitable validating institutions in particular cases. In addition, the Open University is intending to offer a validation service for those colleges without degree awarding powers which for various reasons, do not wish to become associated with a local institution. I understand that the Open University expects this to operate broadly on CNAA lines. The Secretary of State recognises that there may be other degree awarding institutions which will also wish to offer a similar service. For its part, the CNAA has given an undertaking to assist all of the associated institutions needing to transfer validation from CNAA to another degree awarding body, whatever relationship they eventually choose.
15. Against this background, the Secretary of State is satisfied that the necessary arrangements are capable of being made within the planned timetable.
16. At present, an institution which meets certain student numbers criteria, and has received CNAA taught course accreditation, may apply for polytechnic designation. The Secretary of State is advised by the PCFC whether an institution meets the criteria, and if so advised would normally expect to approve the application. The White Paper announced that all polytechnics would be allowed to adopt the university title.
17. The consultation paper included proposed criteria for extending the university title beyond the present polytechnics. These included the requirement that such institutions should have the full range of degree awarding powers. Powers to award taught course degrees will not be sufficient. In the light of the Government's plans for a new framework, Ministers do no expect to approve further applications for polytechnic status."
Mr. Kenneth Clarke : I have considered the Advisory Board for the Research Councils' recommendations on the distribution of the science budget, and have decided to accept the board's advice that the £1,050 million for 1992-93 should, subject to approval by Parliament of the Estimates in due course, be allocated as follows :
Table 1 £ million Allocations for 1992-93 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agricultural and Food Research Council |107.3 Economic and Social Research Council |45.1 Medical Research Council |227.6 Natural Environment Research Council |129.7 Science and Engineering Research Council |520.8 The Royal Society |17.3 The Fellowship of Engineering |1.6 ABRC (Secretariat and Science Policy Studies) |0.5 Centre for the Exploitation of Science and Technology |0.1 |------- |1,050.0 <1>Including £48 million (1992-93), £125 million (1993-94) and £154 million (1994-95) consequent on the new arrangements for funding of scientific work in higher education institutions announced on 8 November 1990, Official Report, columns 27-28.
I have also accepted the board's recommendation that for planning purposes the following indicative allocations should be adopted for the years 1993- 94 and 1994-95 :
Table 2 £ million |1993-94 |1994-95 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Agricultural and Food Research Council |110.1 |119.9 Economic and Social Research Council |53.9 |58.3 Medical Research Council |256.8 |275.2 Natural Environment Research Council |141.0 |148.6 Science and Engineering Research Council |587.0 |621.7 The Royal Society |18.0 |18.7 The Fellowship of Engineering |1.7 |1.8 ABRC (Secretariat and Science Policy Studies) |0.5 |0.6 Centre for the Exploitation of Science and Technology |0.1 |0.1 Unallocated |12.0 |25.4 |------- |------- |<1>1,181.1|<1>1,270.3 <1>Including £48 million (1992-93), £125 million (1993-94) and £154 million (1994-95) consequent on the new arrangements for funding of scientific work in higher education institutions announced on 8 November 1990, Official Report, columns 27-28.
The indicative planning figures contain an unallocated £12 million in 1993-94 and £25.4 million in 1994-95 on which I expect to receive further advice from the ABRC in due course.
The science budget for 1992-93, excluding the dual support transfer, is 25 per cent. higher in real terms than in 1979-80. By 1994-95 it will be over 30 per cent. higher. This represents a significant increase in provision for science, and I hope that the scientific community at large will see it as further evidence of the importance which the Government attach to civil science in the research Councils.
I am particularly pleased that the rising profile of the science budget over the next three years will give the research councils a sound basis for their forward planning and enable them to launch a number of exciting new research initiatives. These include the MRC's neurosciences approach to human health, the AFRC's intracellular signalling in plants and animals, and the NERC's land-ocean interactions study. This increase will also enable SERC to give a substantial boost--an extra £40 million by 1994- 95--to its programme of research grants to higher education establishments.
I am publishing the board's advice today. Copies are being placed in the Libraries of both Houses.
Mr. Kenneth Clarke : Local Education Authorities have today been informed of their allocations for capital spending by the governors of voluntary aided and special agreement schools in their areas for 1992-93. Overall grant for voluntary aided schools announced in the autumn
Column 35statement rises from £131.5 million to £151.6 million, an increase of over 15 per cent. A total of £55 million has been set aside for grant aid for expenditure on external repairs, up nearly 16 per cent. on the amount set aside in 1991-92. Grant for capital spending rises from £84 million to £96.6 million, an increase of 15 per cent. I have authorised work to start on 61 major building projects over £250,000, compared with 47 such projects in 1991-92, and 37 in 1990-91. A further 47 such projects have been put on the design list to enable detailed costed plans to be drawn up, compared with 29 such projects in 1991-92.
Eight of the projects authorised for a start are to improve technology facilities, and form part of my recently announced technology schools initiative.
I am allocating over £19 million in grant which will support £23 million of minor works improvement projects, costing less than £250, 000, by formula to each LEA based on the number of pupils in voluntary aided schools in the authority. This is double the amount I was able to allocate for equivalent projects for 1991-92, and is being distributed by formula to all LEAs for the first time. I have also allocated additional funds for 35 specific minor projects to provide new school places or to achieve the removal of surplus places.
During the course of the year work has also been approved to start on a further 27 projects which have been the subject of statutory proposals approved since my statement last December.
Column 36The amount available for allocating to new improvement/replacement projects at voluntary aided schools in 1992-93 is up no less than 114 per cent. on the equivalent figure last year, at £36 million. The effect of this substantial increase in capital grant available for projects at voluntary aided schools, taken together with the increases of the last five years, which have seen capital grant allocations rise from £32 million in 1987-88 to £96 million for 1992-93--an increase of 300 per cent.--will have enabled work to go ahead at several hundred voluntary aided schools, including many which have been bidding for allocations for many years. The distribution of funds for projects under £250,000 means that all LEAs will be able to embark on a continuing programme of improvements at their voluntary-aided schools--the first time they will have been in a position to do this.
These increases demonstrate the government's continuing determination to improve school buildings and underlines our commitment to the continuing partnership between Church and state in the delivery of education.
The allocations to LEAs, together with a list of the projects authorised to start or on which design work can begin, and a list of projects approved as a result of statutory proposals since last year's announcement together with those projects which form part of the technology schools initiative, follows.
Voluntary aided and special agreement schools-1992-93 allocations Note: 1. Project Category codes as follows: S-Starts list MJ-Major work BN-(New school places) <1>-Approved statutory proposals D-Design list MN-Minor work SP-Surplus place removal <2>-Ex 1991-92 design list IR-Improvement or replacement 2. Figures in brackets following named projects represent amount allocated for expenditure in 1992-93 expressed in £ thousands. Local education Total Allocation components Agreed projects Project New named projects authority |allocation |Commitments |Minor |Major and |ex 1991-92 or earlier design list |category |major starts and design |category |1992-93 |works |minor |or approved statutory proposals |lists and minor projects |improvement |projects |(allocations shown in brackets |(allocations shown in brackets |£ thousands |£ thousands |£ thousands |£ thousands |£ thousands) |£ thousands) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- City of London |- |- |- |- |- |- |- |- Camden |1,390 |335 |230 |825 |Maria Fidelis Sec, Somerstown |MN, IR<2> |Jewish Free School Sec (662), |S MJ, IR | RC S (163) Greenwich |144 |- |144 |- |- |- |- |- Hackney |309 |2 |152 |155 |- |- |Hackney Free and Parochial CE S |D, MJ, IR | (105) |Skinners Company Upper Girls |S, MJ, IR | (50) Hammersmith and |1,822 |1,670 |141 |11 |- |- |Lady Margaret CE S (11) |D, MJ, IR Fulham Islington |145 |6 |139 |- |- |- |- |- Kensington and |3,243 |1,638 |125 |1,480 |St. Thomas More RC S (1,480) |S, MJ, IR<1><2> |- |- Chelsea Lambeth |217 |4 |167 |46 |- |- |St. Luke's CE P (exc nursery) (46) |D, MJ, IR Lewisham |813 |25 |187 |601 |Christ The King VI FM Centre |S, MJ, SP<1> |All Saints CE P (21) |D, MJ, IR | (580) Southwark |996 |35 |236 |725 |St. Peter's CE P (640) |S, MJ, IR<2> |St. John's and St. Clement's CE P |D, MJ, IR | (85) Tower Hamlets |2,647 |2,462 |185 |- |- |- |- |- Wandsworth |178 |- |139 |39 |- |- |St. Joseph's RC P (39) |D, MJ, IR Westminster |849 |43 |210 |596 |St. Marylebone CE S (543) |S, MJ, IR<2> |St. George's RC S (53) |D, MJ, IR Barking |482 |427 |55 |- |- |- |- |- Barnet |700 |32 |305 |363 |- |- |Hasmonean High J S (300) |S, MJ, IR |Christ Church CE S (63) |D, MJ, BN Bexley |1,880 |1,778 |102 |- |- |- |- |- Brent |219 |18 |171 |30 |- |- |St. Gregory's RC High (30) |S, MJ, IR Bromley |84 |1 |83 |- | - | - | - | - Croydon |1,090 |561 |179 |350 | - | - |Archbishop Tenison CE S (350) |S, MJ, IR Ealing |174 |- |131 |43 | - | - |St. Saviour's CE P (43) |D, MJ, IR Enfield |1,260 |949 |197 |114 | - | - |St. George's RC JMI (11) |S, MJ, IR |Bp Stopford CE S (53) |D, MJ, IR |Winchmore Hill, St. Paul's Primary (50)|MN, BN Haringey |247 |82 |138 |27 | - | - |SS David and Katherine CE S |S, MJ, IR | Phase 1 (27) Harrow |121 |- |94 |27 | - | - |Wealdstone Salvatorian RC Coll |D, MJ, IR | (27) Havering |196 |50 |146 |- | - | - | - | - Hillingdon |230 |- |118 |112 | - | - |Bishop Ramsey CE S (112) |S, MJ, IR Hounslow |968 |9 |141 |818 |St. Mark's RC Sec (818) |S, MJ, IR<2> | - | - Kingston upon |146 |- |96 |50 | - | - |St. Lukes CE P (50) |D, MJ, IR Thames Merton |131 |13 |118 |- | - | - | - | - Newham |484 |390 |94 |- | - | - | - | - Redbridge |150 |16 |106 |28 | - | - |Trinity High RC (28) |D, MJ, IR Richmond upon |84 |- |84 |- | - | - | - | - Thames Sutton |1,770 |1,686 |84 |- | - | - | - | - Waltham Forest |57 |- |57 |- | - | - | - | - Birmingham |1,799 |859 |620 |320 |St. Ambrose Barlow RC P (300) |S MJ IR<2> |St. John Wall RC Comp (20) |S MJ IR Coventry |2,910 |2,725 |185 |- | - | - | - | - Dudley |903 |689 |96 |118 |Jesson's CE P (26) |D MJ IR<1> |Bishop Milner RC S (35) |D MJ IR |Castle High (Phase III) (57) |D MJ SP<1> Sandwell |62 |- |62 |- | - | - | - | - Solihull |405 |41 |114 |250 |Berkswell CE Combined (250) |S MJ IR<2> | - | - Walsall |137 |- |137 |- | - | - | - | - Wolverhampton |336 |- |97 |239 |Holy Trinity RC P (200) |S MJ IR<2> |St. Peter's Collegiate CE S (39) |D MJ IR Knowsley |330 |25 |205 |100 |Huyton CE Inf (70) |MN IR<1> |Whiston, St. Leo's Primary (30) |MN SP Liverpool |5,396 |4,080 |650 |666 |St. Lawrence CE P (Phase 2) (250) |S MJ IR<1> |St. Francis de Sales RC P (12) |D MJ IR |St. Finbar's RC P (250) |S MJ SP<2> |St. Nicholas Primary (56) |MN SP |St. Gregory's RC P (103) |S MJ SP<2> |Cardinal Heenan RC S (195) |S MJ SP<1><2> St. Helens |1,194 |980 |214 |- | - | - | - | - Sefton |2,135 |1,398 |326 |411 |St. Luke's CE P, Halsall (400) |S MJ IR<2> |English Martyrs RC P (11) |D MJ IR Wirral |331 |100 |181 |50 | - | - |St. Anne's RC P, Rockferry (50) |S MJ SP Bolton |1,561 |1,328 |233 |- | - | - | - | - Bury |434 |155 |154 |125 |Our Lady of Grace RC P (125) |S MJ IR<2> | - | - Manchester |1,836 |1,363 |439 |34 | - | - |Xaverian VI Form College (34) |D MJ IR Oldham |671 |106 |212 |353 |Crompton House CE S (300) |S MJ IR<2> |Blue Coat CE S (53) |D MJ IR Rochdale |395 |239 |156 |- | - | - | - | - Salford |547 |337 |181 |29 | - | - |Broughton Jewish Primary (29) |D MJ IR Stockport |136 |9 |127 |- | - | - | - | - Tameside |205 |47 |120 |38 | - | - |St. Thomas More RC S (38) |D MJ IR Trafford |1,709 |1,571 |113 |25 |St. Anne's RC P (25) |MN IR<1> | - | - Wigan |1,498 |749 |459 |290 |Sacred Heart RC P (250) |S MJ SP<2> |Bryn, Downhall Green Primary |MN SP | (40) Barnsley |180 |23 |57 |100 | - | - |St. Michael's RC S (100) |S, MJ, IR Doncaster |95 |- |95 |- | - | - | - | - Rotherham |105 |32 |73 |- | - | - | - | - Sheffield |1,169 |30 |103 |1,036 |All Saints RC S (1,036) |S, MJ, IR<2> Bradford |541 |298 |243 |- | - | - | - | - Calderdale |125 |12 |113 |- | - | - | - | - Kirklees |917 |8 |130 |779 |St. John Fisher RC High (760) |S, MJ, BN<2> |Batley Parish CE P (19) |D, MJ, BN Leeds |5,830 |5,466 |364 |- | - | - | - | - Wakefield |351 |145 |121 |85 |Sandal Magna Endowed CE (27) |MN, IR<1> |St. Austin's J & I (5) |MN, BN |St. Mary's CE P (53) |MN, IR<1> Gateshead |271 |136 |98 |37 | - | - |St. Edmund Campion RC S (37) |D, MJ, IR Newcastle upon Tyne |512 |338 |146 |28 | - | - |Sacred Heart RC P (28) |D, MJ, IR North Tyneside |411 |- |71 |340 | - | - |St. Thomas More RC S (170) |S, MJ, IR |Wallsend CE P (170) |S, MJ, SP South Tyneside |77 |- |77 |- | - | - | - | - Sunderland |1,129 |986 |143 |- | - | - | - | - Avon |292 |28 |251 |13 | - | - |Portbury CE P (13) |S, MJ, IR Bedfordshire |438 |208 |188 |42 | - | - |Cardinal Newman RC High (42) |D, MJ, IR Berkshire |585 |265 |243 |77 | - | - |Windsor,TrinitySt.StephenFirst(77) |MN SP Buckinghamshire |1,057 |374 |153 |530 |Waddesdon CE S (530) |S, MJ, IR<2> | - | - Cambridgeshire |835 |483 |152 |200 |Bury CE P (200) |S, MJ, IR<2> | - | - Cheshire |2,902 |2,180 |558 |164 |St. Mary's RC P Middlewich (105) |S, MJ, IR<2> |Bunbury, Aldersey Primary (47) |MN, BN |St. Nicholas RC S, Hartford (12) |D, MJ, BN Cleveland |1,281 |704 |345 |232 | - | - |Sacred Heart RC P (208) |S, MJ, IR |English Martyrs RC S (24) |S, MJ, IR Cornwall |262 |139 |123 |- | - | - | - | - Cumbria |1,938 |1,403 |332 |203 | - | - |Keswick Sec (143) |D MJ IR |St. Bernard's RC S, Barrow (60) |D, MJ, SP Derbishire |710 |459 |251 |- | - | - | - | - Devon |1,702 |1,176 |288 |238 | - | - |St. Boniface RC P (238) |S, MJ, IR Dorset |3,114 |2,156 |292 |666 |Dorchester Upper (300) |S, MJ, SP<1> |St. Edward's RC S (42) |D, MJ, IR |St. Mark's CE P (208) |S, MJ, BN<1> |St. Osmund's CE M (25) |S, MJ, IR |St. John's CE P (76) |S, MJ, BN<1> |St. Walburgas RC P (15) |MN BN<1> Durham |1,313 |1,070 |243 |- | - | - | - | - East Sussex |873 |141 |219 |513 | - | - |Bp. Bell CE S, Eastbourne (53) |D, MJ, BN |Cardinal Newham RC Sec (460) |S, MJ, BN Essex |709 |41 |486 |182 |Bradwell on Sea Endowed CE P |S, MJ, IR<2> |Loughton, Davenant Foundation |MN, BN | (150) | (32) Gloucestershire |1,897 |1,227 |203 |467 |St. Peter's RC High (300) |S, MJ, BN<2> |Hardwicke Parochial (150) |MN, BN |Mitcheldean Endowed (17) |MN, SP Hampshire |664 |250 |334 |80 | - | - |Milford-on-Sea CE P (80) |MN, BN Hereford and |1,119 |551 |336 |232 | - | - |St. George's CE P (176) |S, MJ, IR Worcester |Bp. of Hereford Bluecoat CE S (15) |D, MJ, IR |Ross on Wye, Lea Primary (20) |MN, BN |Evesham, St. Mary's (21) |MN, BN Hertfordshire |932 |175 |584 |173 | - | - |John F. Kennedy RC S (53) |D, MJ, IR |St. George's Sec (120) |MN, BN Humberside |399 |1 |158 |240 | - | - |St. Bede's RC Sec (240) |S, MJ, IR Isle of Wight |141 |95 |46 |- | - | - | - | - Isles of Scilly |- |- |- |- | - | - | - | - Kent |3,048 |2,154 |559 |355 |Bennett Memorial CE S (254) |S, MJ, IR<1> |St. George's CE M, Sheerness (81) |D, MJ, IR Lancashire |6,437 |4,642 |1,548 |247 |- |- |St. Joseph's RC P, Barnoldswick |S, MJ, IR |(13) |St. Mary's RC High (88) |D, MJ, SP |Sacred Heart RC P (12) |D, MJ, SP |Lytham St. Anne's, Lytham St. |MN, BN | Peter's (30) |Over Wyre, St. Aidan's High (14) |MN, BN |Preston, Fulwood St. Clare's (30) |MN, BN |Blackburn, Holy Souls (30) |MN, BN |Tarleton, Hesketh with Becconsall (30) |MN, BN |(30) Leicestershire |1,091 |24 |217 |850 |- |- |Sacred Heart RC P (26) |D, MJ IR |English Martyrs RC S (824) |S MJ, IR Lincolnshire |695 |- |169 |526 |- |- |Butterwick, Pinchbeck Endowed |MN, BN | (80) |Cowbit Endowed Primary (69) |MN, BN |Leadenham Primary (28) |MN, BN |Lincoln, Bp. King Primary (108) |MN, BN |Partney Primary (32) |MN, BN |Spalding Parish Church Primary |MN, BN | (60) |Spalding Grammar (149) |S MJ, IR Norfolk |376 |- |147 |229 |Archbishop Sancroft CE High (129) |S, MJ, IR<1> |Notre Dame RC High (47) |D, MJ, IR | (129) |King's Lynn, Whitefriars Primary |MN, BN | (35) |Cromer, The Belfry Primary (18) |MN, BN North Yorkshire |884 |369 |257 |258 |St. Wilfred's RC P (258) |S, MJ, IR |- |- Northamptonshire |599 |- |187 |412 |St. David's RC Middle (359) |S, MJ, IR<1> |Bp. Stopford CE S, Kettering (53) |D, MJ, IR Northumberland |659 |198 |135 |326 |St. Mary's RC P, Hexham (326) |S, MJ, BN<1> |- |- Nottinghamshire |418 |106 |312 |- |- |- |- |- Oxfordshire |2,353 |1,980 |196 |177 |Our Lady of Lourdes RC P (157) |S, MJ, IR<1> |St. Edburg's CE P, Bicester (20) |D, MJ, SP Salop |126 |12 |114 |- |- |- |- |- Somerset |2,597 |2,173 |128 |296 |St. Augustine of Canterbury |S, MJ, BN<1> |- |- | CE/RC S (150) |Trull CE Primary, Taunton (146) |MN, BN<1> |- |- Staffordshire |2,107 |1,456 |385 |266 |St. George's RC P, Stoke (100) |S, MJ, IR<1> |St. Peter's CE P, Stoke (120) |S, MJ, IR |St. Peter's CE High Stoke (46) |D, MJ, IR Suffolk |340 |183 |129 |28 |- |- |S.Lowestoft,St.Mary's Primary(28) |MN, BN Surrey |946 |362 |504 |80 |St. Nicholas CE P (36) |S, MJ, IR<1> |St.Peter'sRC Comp.Guildford(44) |D, MJ, IR Warwickshire |920 |672 |238 |10 |- |- |St. Francis RC P, Bedworth (10) |S, MJ, IR West Sussex |649 |335 |314 |- | - | - | - | - Wiltshire |769 |596 |200 |- | - | - | - | - |------- |------- |------- |------- Totals |108,073 |64,895 |22,993 |20,185
3 VA school statutory proposals approved since December 1990--funds allocated as committed expenditure LEA and School
Bedfordshire--St. John Rigby RC
Bexley--St. Stephen's RC
Bolton--St. Peter's CE, Smithhills Dean
Cheshire--Newman RC, Warrington
St. Gregory's, Warrington
Devon--St. John's RC, Tiverton
Dorset--Verwood Emmanuel CE
Enfield--New Jewish Primary School
Lancashire--Burnley Wellfield CE/Meth
St. John/St. Michael CE
St. Alban's RC, Blackburn
Bishop Martin, Skelmersdale
English Martyrs, Preston
St. Oswald, Accrington
St. James, Chorley
Thornton Cleveleys, St. Teresa's (previously part of St. Bernadette's)
Liverpool--St. John's RC
St. Gerard's RC
Manchester--St. Andrew's CE
Shropshire--St. Matthew's CE
Tameside--St. Mary's CE
Tower Hamlets--Blessed John Roche
Technology initiative VA projects named to start in 1992-93 Barnsley--St. Michael's Secondary