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Departmental Written Questions

Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of questions tabled to his Department for written answer on a named day in the current session have been answered on the day named as at 1 May 2008. [204209]

Kevin Brennan: Since the beginning of the 2007-08 Session and up to 30 April 2008 the Department has received a total of 3,135 PQs: 462 named day and 2,673 ordinary written PQs. The manual check of all named day PQs carried out to monitor the timeliness of replies for the months of November 2007 to April 2008 is shown in the following table.

Total named day PQs received Total named day PQs answered on time (percentage)

November 2007

105

30

December 2007

58

38

January 2008

104

28

February 2008

89

42

March 2008

60

75

April 2008

46

83


Home Education: Finance

Dr. Iddon: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local education authorities in England provide funds for home education. [204696]

Jim Knight: The Department does not collect information from local authorities specifically on the funding which they provide for home education. However, included in the following table is how much local authorities in England budgeted to spend on education otherwise than at school and PRU during
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the 2007-08 financial year. The Department is currently collecting the financial information for 2008-09.


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Local authority name Budgeted net expenditure on education out of school (£)

England

130,377,000

Barking and Dagenham

949,000

Barnet

252,000

Barnsley

407,000

Bath and North East Somerset

341,000

Bedfordshire

2,906,000

Bexley

122,000

Birmingham

2,884,000

Blackburn with Darwen

0

Blackpool

321,000

Bolton

525,000

Bournemouth

166,000

Bracknell Forest

338,000

Bradford

3,488,000

Brent

1,594,000

Brighton and Hove

774,000

Bristol City of

1,365,000

Bromley

377,000

Buckinghamshire

265,000

Bury

160,000

Calderdale

207,000

Cambridgeshire

2,230,000

Camden

58,000

Cheshire

2,250,000

City of London

0

Cornwall

1,470,000

Coventry

329,000

Croydon

1,342,000

Cumbria

434,000

Darlington

376,000

Derby

632,000

Derbyshire

2,646,000

Devon

3,228,000

Doncaster

422,000

Dorset

436,000

Dudley

1,736,000

Durham

2,060,000

Ealing

1,278,000

East Riding of Yorkshire

295,000

East Sussex

699,000

Enfield

975,000

Essex

9,279,000

Gateshead

809,000

Gloucestershire

4,348,000

Greenwich

275,000

Hackney

179,000

Halton

209,000

Hammersmith and Fulham

0

Hampshire

2,522,000

Haringey

601,000

Harrow

814,000

Hartlepool

152,000

Havering

115,000

Herefordshire

398,000

Hertfordshire

6,121,000

Hillingdon

344,000

Hounslow

340,000

Isle of Wight

143,000

Isles of Scilly

26,000

Islington

173,000

Kensington and Chelsea

172,000

Kent

3,959,000

Kingston upon Hull, City of

352,000

Kingston upon Thames

230,000

Kirklees

876,000

Knowsley

115,000

Lambeth

0

Lancashire

591,000

Leeds

1,849,000

Leicester

664,000

Leicestershire

658,000

Lewisham

898,000

Lincolnshire

634,000

Liverpool

1,000

Luton

936,000

Manchester

764,000

Medway

640,000

Merton

189,000

Middlesbrough

532,000

Milton Keynes

799,000

Newcastle upon Tyne

15,000

Newham

431,000

Norfolk

955,000

North East Lincolnshire

203,000

North Lincolnshire

459,000

North Somerset

445,000

North Tyneside

129,000

North Yorkshire

2,134,000

Northamptonshire

856,000

Northumberland

2,144,000

Nottingham

1,423,000

Nottinghamshire

772,000

Oldham

353,000

Oxfordshire

310,000

Peterborough

685,000

Plymouth

174,000

Poole

206,000

Portsmouth

418,000

Reading

612,000

Redbridge

792,000

Redcar and Cleveland

1,241,000

Richmond upon Thames

121,000

Rochdale

342,000

Rotherham

427,000

Rutland

50,000

Salford

490,000

Sandwell

614,000

Sefton

528,000

Sheffield

1,486,000

Shropshire

422,000

Slough

117,000

Solihull

493,000

Somerset

1,382,000

South Gloucestershire

403,000

South Tyneside

40,000

Southampton

51,000

Southend-on-Sea

247,000

Southwark

1,276,000

St. Helens

163,000

Staffordshire

2,021,000

Stockport

190,000

Stockton-on-Tees

215,000

Stoke-on-Trent

737,000

Suffolk

3,788,000

Sunderland

482,000

Surrey

2,504,000

Sutton

685,000

Swindon

819,000

Tameside

250,000

Telford and Wrekin

354,000

Thurrock

66,000

Torbay

1,140,000

Tower Hamlets

651,000

Trafford

495,000

Wakefield

142,000

Walsall

582,000

Waltham Forest

802,000

Wandsworth

475,000

Warrington

92,000

Warwickshire

701,000

West Berkshire

174,000

West Sussex

4,019,000

Westminster

1,309,000

Wigan

830,000

Wiltshire

397,000

Windsor and Maidenhead

107,000

Wirral

121,000

Wokingham

11,000

Wolverhampton

43,000

Worcestershire

334,000

York

389,000

Note:
Education otherwise than at school and PRU: alternative provision is suitable education arranged by local authorities for children of compulsory school age who are unable to attend mainstream or special schools because of illness, exclusion from school or otherwise.

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