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Education: Admissions

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many surplus places there were in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in each local authority area in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. [238341]

Jim Knight: The Department collects information from each local authority on the number of surplus places through an annual survey. The most recent data published relates to the position as at January 2007. There was no data collection in 2002 to allow for a change from the MOE (More Open Enrolment) method of assessing capacity to the Net Capacity method which was introduced in 2003.

Tables showing the number of surplus places in both primary and secondary schools by local authority area in 2001 and from 2003 to 2007 have been placed in the Library for viewing.

Education: Disadvantaged

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what comparative assessment he has made of the academic achievement of pupils living in (a) overcrowded housing, (b) temporary housing, (c) social housing and (d) private housing; [237263]

(2) what (a) number and (b) proportion of children living in (i) overcrowded and (ii) temporary accommodation obtained five or more GCSEs at grade C or above in the last year for which figures were available; and if he will make a statement. [237262]

Jim Knight: The information requested is not available.

Education: Regulation

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his estimate is of the number of unregulated and unregistered educational institutions in England used by local education authorities. [240011]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Free School Meals

Dr. Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost of extending free school meals to (a) children in families in receipt of maximum tax credit, (b) all children in families in receipt of tax credits and (c) all children in families below the official poverty line. [222838]

Jim Knight: The Department does not collect this information. The Secretaries of State for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health announced on 24 September 2008 that pilots would be set up to test the evidence base for extending eligibility to free school
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meals and to test giving free school meals to all primary children. The evaluation of these pilots will include estimating the costs of eligibility.

Free School Meals: Coastal Areas

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children are entitled to free school meals in each (a) primary and (b) secondary school in the principal seaside towns of England. [237658]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: The information requested has been placed in the Libraries.

GCE A-Level

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils registered as gifted and talented did not sit at least one A level examination in 2008. [239881]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

GCSE: Disadvantaged

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved three A grades at A level in 2008; [228819]

(2) how many pupils eligible for free school meals did not gain a single grade C or above at GCSE in 2008. [228837]

Jim Knight: The Department does not currently hold this information.

Attainment data with pupil characteristics will be published in December, from the National Pupil Database (NPD).

General Certificate of Secondary Education

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) pupils entitled to free school meals, (b) pupils not entitled to free school meals and (c) all pupils gained (i) no GCSEs and (ii) fewer than five A* to G grades including English and mathematics at GCSE in each year since 1999. [238351]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many comprehensive schools 50 per cent. or more pupils achieved a modern language GCSE at A* to C in 2007. [238747]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in which maintained mainstream schools no pupils at the end of key stage 4 were entered for GCSE in history in 2007. [238754]


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Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his predecessor Department was of preparing the Answer of 17 April 2007, Official Report, columns 549-52W, on GCSE. [238755]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in the maintained mainstream sector achieved five GCSEs, including a modern language at A* to C grade in each year since 2005. [238829]

Jim Knight: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 636W.

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of eligible pupils in the maintained, mainstream sector achieved five GCSEs including a modern language at A* to C in (a) 1999, (b) 2000, (c) 2001, (d) 2002 and (e) 2003. [239294]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many gifted and talented pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals who obtained level 4 or above in Key Stage 2 tests in 2003 did not obtain five GCSEs at A* to C in 2007. [239861]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals who (i) obtained and (ii) did not obtain level 4 in Key Stage 2 tests in 2003 did not obtain five GCSEs at A* to C in 2007. [239862]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children obtained five GCSEs at A* to C grade including English and mathematics in schools (a) with fewer than 10 per cent., (b) with more than 20 per cent. and (c) with more than 50 per cent. free school meals pupils. [239878]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) pupil referral units, (b) alternative provision and (c) special schools obtained at least one C grade or above at GCSE in 2008. [239879]


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Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of gifted and talented pupils did not obtain five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in the latest year for which figures are available. [239880]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils did not obtain at least one C grade or above in GCSE examinations in 2008. [239882]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils obtained five GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and mathematics (a) excluding and (b) including equivalents in each year since 1997. [240009]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

General Teaching Council: Official Hospitality

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent by the General Teaching Council on (a) entertainment, (b) hospitality, (c) advertising and (d) outside consultancy in 2007-08. [239857]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

General Teaching Council: Pay

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on (a) salaries and (b) bonuses by the General Teaching Council for its staff in each of the last 10 years. [239852]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Independent Schools: Assessments

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which independent schools are offering diploma courses, broken down by diploma type. [225841]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

International Baccalaureate

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local authorities do not have any schools offering International Baccalaureate courses. [239864]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.


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Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils are studying for the International Baccalaureate in maintained mainstream schools. [239865]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

National College of School Leadership: Official Hospitality

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent by the National College of School Leadership on (a) entertainment, (b) hospitality, (c) advertising and (d) outside consultancy in 2007-08. [239856]

Sarah McCarthy-Fry: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

National Curriculum Tests

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his plans are for national indicators (a) 95, (b) 96, (c) 97 and (d) 98 following his announcement of the abolition of key stage 3 tests. [228128]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of when all National Curriculum test papers from 2008 will have been re-marked and returned to schools. [239876]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many National Curriculum test papers from 2008 schools have asked to be re-marked. [239877]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

National Curriculum Tests: Standards

Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what marks were required in key stage 2 tests in (a) English and (b) mathematics to achieve a level (i) 4 and (ii) 5 in (A) 1999, (B) 2006, (C) 2007 and (D) 2008. [238348]

Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.

Office for Standards in Education Children's Services and Skills: Pay

Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on salaries of staff of Ofsted in each of the last 10 years. [239853]


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Jim Knight: It has not proved possible to respond in the time available before Prorogation.


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