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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much per capita (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire council, (b) Hull city council, (c) North Lincolnshire council, (d) North East Lincolnshire council and (e) local authorities in England will receive in central government funding in 2007-08. [173568]

Jim Knight: The revenue per pupil figures shown in the following table are taken from the dedicated schools grant (DSG) which was introduced in April 2006 and other grants. The figures are for all funded pupils aged three to 19.

Local authority DSG plus grants 2007-08 (£)

East Riding of Yorkshire

4,104

Kingston Upon Hull

4,705

North Lincolnshire

4,279

North East Lincolnshire

4,661

England average

4,525

Notes:
1. This covers funding through the dedicated schools grant, school standards grant, school standards grant (personalisation) and standards fund as well as funding from the Learning and Skills Council; it excludes grants which are not allocated at LEA level.
2. Some of the grant allocations have not been finalised. If these do change, the effect on the funding figures is expected to be minimal.
3. Figures are in cash terms.

Religion: Education

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which religious education (RE) local syllabuses include the study of the book Islam: Beliefs and Teachings by Gulam Sarwar; and which schools use the book in teaching RE. [173082]

Jim Knight: Locally agreed syllabuses do not contain references to specific texts, nor do the Government specify which texts should be used in schools. In 2004 we published a non-statutory framework for religious education, on which we encourage Agreed Syllabus Conferences to base their syllabuses. The framework
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places inclusion, tolerance, diversity and interfaith dialogue at the heart of children's learning. These principles are shared both by the Department and faith communities. It is up to schools and teachers to use their professional judgment as to how best to deliver religious education within the locally agreed syllabus and in the spirit of the framework.

Schools: Admissions

Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the impact of the Schools Admission Code 2007 on families with twins, triplets or higher multiples; and if he will make a statement. [173123]

Jim Knight: Local authorities and admission authorities must act in accordance with the school admissions code. In relation to siblings at primary schools, it says that admission authorities should make sure in their oversubscription criteria that, as far as possible, siblings (including twins, triplets or children from other multiple births) can attend the same primary school, as long as they comply with the infant class size regulations. The code goes on to say that children at secondary school age are usually more independent, but does provide guidance for admission authorities on how to help meet parents' wishes where they wish siblings to continue to attend the same school.

The code makes schools' admission arrangements fairer and more transparent for parents. The code applies to admissions to schools from September 2008. We are therefore planning to look at what impact the code has had from 2008.

Schools: Finance

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he decided the school funding settlement for 2008-09 to 2010-11; what consideration he gave to small pockets of deprivation in determining the settlement; and if he will make a statement. [173443]

Jim Knight: On 12 November 2007, I announced to Parliament the three-year school funding settlement for 2008-09 to 2010-11. My statement can be found on the teachernet website at:


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A new deprivation indicator is being used to fund the pockets of deprivation ministerial priority included in the 2008-11 dedicated schools grant allocations. Further information on the new indicator and the local authority allocations for pockets of deprivation is on teachernet at:

Science: GCE A-Level

Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils in Suffolk have studied (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics A-Level in each of the last five years. [173452]

Jim Knight: The number of GCE A level entries by 16 to 18-year-olds in chemistry, biology and physics in Suffolk are provided in the following table. These numbers, as a proportion of all GCE A level entries in Suffolk, are also provided.

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007( 1)

Number of entries

Biology

609

557

598

606

683

Chemistry

428

439

444

483

470

Physics

416

378

391

361

402

Proportion of all entries (percentage)

Biology

7.2

6.5

6.8

6.6

7.2

Chemistry

5.1

5.1

5.1

5.3

5.0

Physics

4.9

4.4

4.5

3.9

4.3

(1) Figures for 2007 are provisional and subject to change.

Special Educational Needs: Expenditure

Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on special educational needs in each English local education authority in each year since 2000. [173071]

Jim Knight: The information is in the following tables:


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Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with special educational needs by local authorities in England since 2000-01
£
Budgeted net expenditure on the education of children with special educational needs( 1, 2)
Local authority name 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04

England

2,763,226,000

2,908,380,000

3,038,661,000

3,466,180,000

Barking and Dagenham

9,383,000

6,293,000

11,935,000

12,812,000

Barnet

26,197,000

26,090,000

26,784,000

31,236,000

Barnsley

9,347,000

9,023,000

11,632,000

13,108,000

Bath and North East Somerset

8,304,000

8,843,000

7,846,000

8,522,000

Bedfordshire

19,250,000

21,011,000

18,838,000

24,669,000

Bexley

14,451,000

16,754,000

17,731,000

21,465,000

Birmingham

92,031,000

95,614,000

99,409,000

113,255,000

Blackburn and Darwen

13,775,000

13,667,000

14,392,000

16,207,000

Blackpool

10,260,000

10,533,000

9,985,000

12,895,000

Bolton

14,605,000

14,943,000

15,900,000

17,216,000

Bournemouth

8,264,000

8,702,000

9,590,000

10,517,000

Bracknell Forest

5,258,000

5,859,000

5,812,000

7,661,000

Bradford

34,027,000

35,997,000

23,914,000

26,423,000

Brent

15,181,000

16,626,000

17,099,000

18,891,000

Brighton and Hove

15,963,000

16,391,000

17,212,000

18,804,000

Bromley

16,356,000

16,987,000

16,549,000

23,357,000

Buckinghamshire

24,469,000

27,531,000

29,588,000

36,621,000

Bury

9,455,000

9,938,000

11,099,000

12,551,000

Calderdale

10,001,000

11,852,000

9,503,000

13,950,000

Cambridgeshire

31,017,000

33,352,000

36,290,000

44,958,000

Camden

9,490,000

14,215,000

13,056,000

15,388,000

Cheshire

31,671,000

33,787,000

36,732,000

43,613,000

City of Bristol

22,602,000

28,522,000

28,361,000

30,917,000

City of Kingston-Upon-Hull

16,344,000

17,231,000

17,033,000

19,679,000

City of London

202,000

242,000

336,000

401,000

Cornwall

20,772,000

24,127,000

24,489,000

28,480,000

Coventry

16,357,000

18,377,000

19,805,000

22,373,000

Croydon

20,241,000

22,008,000

21,252,000

24,969,000

Cumbria

22,777,000

23,761,000

29,097,000

28,807,000

Darlington

4,739,000

4,998,000

5,122,000

6,133,000

Derby

13,368,000

14,747,000

15,314,000

18,185,000

Derbyshire

46,256,000

49,566,000

51,128,000

57,146,000

Devon

35,733,000

37,437,000

38,267,000

43,144,000

Doncaster

14,078,000

12,936,000

14,984,000

16,562,000

Dorset

20,907,000

23,317,000

26,055,000

29,866,000

Dudley

15,583,000

17,018,000

17,670,000

19,074,000

Durham

25,485,000

25,564,000

26,424,000

29,875,000

Ealing

19,895,000

20,347,000

22,588,000

23,075,000

East Riding of Yorkshire

14,535,000

15,019,000

16,109,000

19,555,000

East Sussex

29,293,000

32,176,000

32,784,000

37,086,000

Enfield

19,814,000

20,172,000

19,667,000

23,536,000

Essex

62,904,000

68,285,000

69,328,000

75,876,000

Gateshead

10,480,000

9,871,000

11,292,000

10,722,000

Gloucestershire

26,751,000

27,878,000

30,971,000

33,530,000

Greenwich

20,336,000

19,883,000

21,328,000

23,425,000

Hackney

17,296,000

18,172,000

18,690,000

20,443,000

Halton

9,276,000

9,500,000

9,753,000

10,931,000

Hammersmith and Fulham

8,256,000

8,045,000

9,280,000

10,297,000

Hampshire

57,877,000

61,087,000

64,668,000

72,771,000

Haringey

14,782,000

16,974,000

20,411,000

21,628,000

Harrow

14,763,000

13,181,000

12,030,000

14,794,000

Hartlepool

7,002,000

7,248,000

7,505,000

7,889,000

Havering

9,333,000

9,595,000

9,607,000

10,842,000

Herefordshire

9,464,000

9,736,000

10,433,000

12,403,000

Hertfordshire

54,162,000

56,668,000

55,427,000

63,654,000

Hillingdon

15,789,000

18,143,000

19,137,000

21,263,000

Hounslow

14,772,000

16,092,000

16,395,000

20,330,000

Isle of Wight

8,091,000

8,207,000

8,425,000

9,394,000

Isles of Scilly

48,000

37,000

57,000

58,000

Islington

11,796,000

10,973,000

12,466,000

15,930,000

Kensington and Chelsea

7,636,000

7,123,000

5,460,000

6,869,000

Kent

84,532,000

91,413,000

84,874,000

117,265,000

Kingston upon Thames

7,764,000

9,025,000

10,363,000

10,671,000

Kirklees

16,803,000

18,932,000

20,150,000

23,196,000

Knowsley

10,137,000

10,802,000

12,973,000

13,548,000

Lambeth

20,672,000

21,775,000

20,900,000

23,896,000

Lancashire

79,766,000

82,826,000

86,666,000

99,347,000

Leeds

37,167,000

40,409,000

42,897,000

46,444,000

Leicester

20,227,000

18,264,000

20,411,000

21,414,000

Leicestershire

29,555,000

31,347,000

32,413,000

39,883,000

Lewisham

15,996,000

17,092,000

17,190,000

27,098,000

Lincolnshire

29,713,000

30,834,000

33,762,000

37,824,000

Liverpool

25,981,000

26,125,000

28,671,000

26,140,000

Luton

9,136,000

9,321,000

14,765,000

15,673,000

Manchester

24,053,000

26,238,000

28,448,000

35,869,000

Medway

17,821,000

18,581,000

18,325,000

22,817,000

Merton

11,422,000

12,169,000

12,696,000

13,467,000

Middlesbrough

8,272,000

8,790,000

9,034,000

10,111,000

Milton Keynes

14,383,000

14,386,000

17,972,000

18,928,000

Newcastle upon Tyne

14,605,000

9,758,000

14,476,000

16,418,000

Newham

19,623,000

21,807,000

24,554,000

28,901,000

Norfolk

34,824,000

37,782,000

38,304,000

42,233,000

North East Lincolnshire

10,181,000

10,472,000

8,609,000

11,888,000

North Lincolnshire

9,041,000

9,848,000

11,004,000

12,678,000

North Somerset

9,361,000

9,174,000

9,064,000

11,289,000

North Tyneside

8,953,000

8,987,000

10,599,000

11,905,000

North Yorkshire

29,813,000

31,360,000

35,864,000

31,827,000

Northamptonshire

30,405,000

31,926,000

34,506,000

36,174,000

Northumberland

26,717,000

27,279,000

29,158,000

32,934,000

Nottingham City

14,472,000

14,414,000

8,780,000

16,444,000

Nottinghamshire

26,889,000

29,117,000

33,316,000

34,350,000

Oldham

12,723,000

13,335,000

13,056,000

14,871,000

Oxfordshire

25,847,000

28,246,000

27,346,000

31,417,000

Peterborough

12,325,000

13,410,000

14,787,000

16,936,000

Plymouth

15,867,000

16,758,000

17,414,000

15,686,000

Poole

6,668,000

6,901,000

7,613,000

5,411,000

Portsmouth

10,331,000

11,386,000

11,634,000

13,134,000

Reading

7,331,000

7,371,000

8,259,000

6,780,000

Redbridge

12,670,000

13,658,000

14,655,000

16,587,000

Redcar and Cleveland

8,779,000

7,953,000

6,781,000

9,432,000

Richmond upon Thames

6,228,000

8,651,000

7,935,000

10,085,000

Rochdale

11,384,000

11,841,000

13,400,000

14,687,000

Rotherham

11,181,000

11,771,000

18,004,000

19,876,000

Rutland

1,418,000

1,548,000

1,486,000

1,714,000

Salford

15,807,000

16,268,000

15,763,000

18,548,000

Sandwell

19,169,000

19,293,000

18,567,000

18,710,000

Sefton

15,161,000

14,700,000

15,122,000

16,495,000

Sheffield

21,201,000

22,148,000

20,328,000

27,267,000

Shropshire

10,724,000

11,716,000

12,581,000

15,244,000

Slough

7,722,000

8,076,000

8,453,000

10,715,000

Solihull

10,561,000

10,576,000

11,125,000

12,335,000

Somerset

21,932,000

22,268,000

26,714,000

29,068,000

South Gloucestershire

12,108,000

12,745,000

12,750,000

9,698,000

South Tyneside

15,465,000

16,413,000

17,211,000

10,163,000

Southampton

10,526,000

11,846,000

11,973,000

13,003,000

Southend

8,867,000

10,222,000

10,653,000

13,096,000

Southwark

20,278,000

21,253,000

20,208,000

23,129,000

St. Helens

8,987,000

9,277,000

9,477,000

11,612,000

Staffordshire

30,120,000

38,600,000

43,505,000

52,707,000

Stockport

12,546,000

14,109,000

13,252,000

14,181,000

Stockton-on-Tees

11,150,000

12,562,000

12,659,000

15,175,000

Stoke on Trent

9,956,000

10,751,000

11,517,000

13,819,000

Suffolk

22,845,000

23,452,000

29,012,000

32,374,000

Sunderland

12,415,000

10,962,000

11,856,000

15,693,000

Surrey

61,123,000

62,218,000

69,738,000

82,021,000

Sutton

11,443,000

12,880,000

15,259,000

16,863,000

Swindon

11,380,000

12,546,000

12,757,000

12,519,000

Tameside

11,394,000

11,734,000

10,584,000

12,381,000

Telford and Wrekin

10,505,000

11,575,000

10,765,000

12,565,000

Thurrock

7,425,000

7,788,000

8,774,000

9,979,000

Torbay

6,355,000

6,938,000

6,295,000

7,723,000

Tower Hamlets

24,829,000

24,946,000

22,926,000

27,202,000

Trafford

10,841,000

11,167,000

12,073,000

14,494,000

Wakefield

17,260,000

15,580,000

15,103,000

18,328,000

Walsall

16,697,000

17,869,000

18,671,000

24,714,000

Waltham Forest

14,395,000

15,119,000

18,181,000

17,295,000

Wandsworth

17,511,000

18,312,000

18,815,000

19,980,000

Warrington

9,340,000

9,803,000

10,150,000

11,357,000

Warwickshire

31,216,000

30,659,000

32,508,000

37,871,000

West Berkshire

6,647,000

7,420,000

7,664,000

9,260,000

West Sussex

44,923,000

45,567,000

50,632,000

54,732,000

Westminster

8,314,000

8,814,000

9,760,000

11,901,000

Wigan

19,757,000

17,858,000

18,177,000

20,046,000

Wiltshire

17,175,000

18,351,000

20,829,000

23,839,000

Windsor and Maidenhead

4,988,000

5,881,000

6,284,000

7,904,000

Wirral

19,936,000

21,501,000

21,377,000

24,853,000

Wokingham

6,148,000

6,893,000

6,515,000

8,143,000

Wolverhampton

15,205,000

15,287,000

16,178,000

18,295,000

Worcestershire

22,841,000

23,550,000

22,755,000

25,648,000

York

8,450,000

9,536,000

10,015,000

9,957,000


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