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Data on the proportion of juvenile offenders supervised by YOIs who are in full-time education, training or employment are not collected in the format requested. Under the Offenders Learning and Skills Service (OLASS), each young offender has an entitlement to 25 hours of education, training and personal development activity per week. The Youth Justice Board collect data on the average number of hours delivered across YOIs and the latest figures are shown above.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what targets his Department has set to improve the educational provision and performance of young offender institutions; what progress has been made towards meeting these targets; when each such target is to be met; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The Department for Children, Schools and Families does not set central targets to improve the educational provision and performance of young offender institutions. The Youth Justice Board (YJB) sets and monitors the following performance indicators for education in Young Offender Institutions (YOIs):
Assessment: All young people entering a secure facility are assessed for literacy and numeracy.
Progression: 80 per cent. of young people must improve by one skill level or more in literacy and/or numeracy from the level of need set out in the individual learning plan. In YOIs this indicator relates to young people on DTOs of 12 months or more.
Training plans: All young people entering a secure facility must have a training plan developed and subsequently reviewed in accordance with the YJBs National Standards for Youth Justice Services.
Hours of education and training: to ensure that young people in YOIs receive an average of 25 hours training and personal development activity per week.
|Assessment (percentage)||Progression (percentage)||Training plans (percentage)||Hours of education and training|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many foster carers received fixed penalty notices for non-attendance of children in their care at school in each of the last five years. 
Kevin Brennan: Information on the number of foster carers who received fixed penalty notices for non-attendance of children in their care at school in each of the last five years is not collected centrally.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on implementation of (a) the Healthy Schools initiative and (b) the Sustainable Schools framework in each year since 2004; and what forecast expenditure on such activities is for (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10. 
Kevin Brennan: The National Healthy Schools Programme is jointly funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Health. The following amounts have been allocated for each financial year since 2004:
£13.2 million provisional funding has been allocated through the area based grant for each year over the next three financial years 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11, with the option of adding more funds in each financial year. We have added £3 million to this financial year bringing the total to £16.2 million for 2008-09.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils attending pupil referral units were (a) convicted of a criminal offence and (b) received an official police caution in the school year 2006-07. 
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions the Youth Sport Trust has had with the Association for Physical Education on the delivery of the National Schools Sports Strategy. 
Kevin Brennan: Through their joint membership of the consortium contracted to deliver the PE and Sport Professional Development Programme, a workstrand of the PE and Sport Strategy for Young People, the YST routinely meet with AFPE. The last such meeting was held on 12 May.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) officials in his Department and (b) employees of (i) agencies and (ii) other bodies reporting to his Department were (A) dismissed and (B) disciplined for matters related to their conduct in the last two years. 
Mr. Wills: According to centrally held records in the Ministry of Justice (former DCA), including HMCS, OPG, Tribunals Service, Wales Office, Scottish Office and MOJ HQ, 40 members of staff were dismissed for matters relating to conduct in the period April 2006 to the end of March 2007, and 53 members of staff were dismissed for the period April 2007 to the end of March 2008.
The former DCA does not hold the information on the number of staff disciplined for matters related to their conduct centrally in the format requested. This could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The only information of this type held is on the Prison Service.
According to centrally held records in the public sector Prison Service, 130 members of staff have been dismissed, and a further 587 members of staff have been formally disciplined, for matters relating to their conduct in the period 1 July 2006 through 30 June 2008.
Mr. Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of staff of his Department and its agencies did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them in the last two years. 
The information provided as follows relates to former DCA senior civil service (SCS) and grades below SCS. The data exclude payments to magistrates courts staff (who became civil servants within this Department in April 2005 and whose terms and conditions did not normally allow for payment of performance or special bonuses) and staff in the Tribunals Service who joined the former DCA on 1 April 2006 about whom information is not available to us prior to 2007.
|Proportion of members of the senior civil service not paid the maximum bonus amount during the past two years|
|Proportion of staff below the SCS who did not receive the maximum performance bonus amount during the past two years (not awarded maximum performance bonus in respect of the 2006 and 2007 performance years)|
1. Performance bonuses are paid to staff who are assessed to have performed over and above the standard expected from them over the course of the whole performance year.
2. During the above years there was one single amount paid to staff receiving an exceeded marking. This was £400.
3. Data referring to proportion refers only to those staff on relevant terms and conditions (i.e. only include former DCA and Court Service staff but not staff on magistrates courts terms and those who joined from the other Government Departments during machinery of government changes in 2005 and 2006 and who were not subject to the former DCA performance management or reward systems during the relevant period).
4. Information on performance bonus payments for the 2007-08 performance year is not yet available. These payments are implemented as part of the annual pay award which will be paid in August.
5. The information contained above excludes payments to staff on Home Office terms and conditions who transferred to the Ministry of Justice with the establishment of the Ministry in May 2007. Information for these staff for 2007-08 is included in the answer to this question provided by the Home Office. Information for 2007-08 as information is not yet available.
Special bonuses are paid to staff in year for exceptional contribution over and above that normally expected during the performance year. Awards are benchmarked locally and there is no maximum amount payable.
In 2006-07, no member of staff employed by HMPS was awarded the maximum bonus available.
In 2007-08, two members of staff received this bonus. The total number of staff in post at this time was 51,239, therefore as a proportion more than 99.99 per cent. of staff did not receive the maximum possible bonus.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for offences connected to domestic violence in each of the last three years, broken down by criminal justice area. 
Maria Eagle: Convictions for offences involving domestic violence cannot be identified from the information held on the court proceedings database as the circumstances behind each offence are not collected centrally by my Department.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for offences related to driving without insurance there were in each police force area in each of the last 10 years; and what the average penalty imposed in each year was. 
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