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Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each decile of income deprivation affecting children indices were given a fixed-period exclusion in the last 12 months. 
|Primary and secondary schools( 1,2,3) : Number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions by level of deprivation of school( 4 ) , England, 2006/07|
|Number of pupils receiving fixed period exclusions|
|Level of deprivation of school based on IDACI( 1 ) (Percentage)||Maintained primary schools||State funded secondary schools|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2) Includes both CTCs and academies. Information is as reported by schools. (3) Based on schools open in January 2007. (4) 2004 Income Deprivation Affecting Children Index at Super Output Area level based on the location of the school. Includes all schools which returned information on fixed period exclusions for 2006/07. Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.|
Source: Schools Census
John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were permanently excluded from school in the most recent year which figures are available; and what percentage of those children were looked-after children. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: In 2006/07, the latest year for which information is available, there were 8,680 permanent exclusions from primary, secondary and all special schools (including CTCs and academies). This figure is given in table 3 of the Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2006/07 Statistical First Release:
In 2006/07, the latest year for which data is available, there were 220 permanent exclusions from schools for looked-after children(1). This figure is given in table A of the Outcome Indicators for Children Looked After, 12 months to 30 September 2007England Statistical First Release:
Looked-after children who have been permanently excluded as a percentage of total permanent exclusions cannot be calculated because the figure for the total number of permanent exclusions and the figure for the number of permanent exclusions for looked-after children come from different sources and are on different bases.
(1) If a child has been permanently excluded more than once in the previous school year, each occasion has been counted.
Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what consultation he has undertaken with representatives of the education sector on the proposed renaming of pupil referral units; and if he will make a statement; 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Our proposal to re-name pupil referral units was put forward in the White Paper Back on Track: A strategy for modernising alternative provision for young people, published in May 2008. A full public consultation was held on the contents of the White Paper, including the proposed name change, and we received a number of responses suggesting new names for pupil referral units.
The ministerial stakeholders group on behaviour and attendance, which includes representatives from the professional associations unions, school governance organisations and local authority organisations, was also consulted on the Back on Track proposals, as was the national organisation for PRUs, which held a survey on its website to identify popular names.
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 165W, on pupils: English language, if he will provide the same information for (a) 2004 and (b) 1999. 
Sarah McCarthy-Fry: Education about recycling in schools comes within the National Framework for Sustainable Schools which was launched in May 2006. The Department's spending on sustainable schools has been to date:
Financial year 2006-07: £600,000
Financial year 2007-08: £1,015,000
Financial year 2008-09: £1,015,000.
Since 2006, the Department has provided support to schools by producing a Top Tips guide for reducing waste; a guide to Bursars which includes advice on waste minimisation and recycling which could save schools' money; and a Carbon Detectives' Kit (carbon footprint tool) which enables young people to investigate their school's sustainability performance and supports them in finding ways to improve it.
|Table 7: Take up of school meals (percentage) in primary and secondary schools in England, by region, 2007-2008 and 2006-07 based on usual method of calculation|
|Usual method of calculation||Change of provision|
|2007-08||2006-07||Percentage of 2006-07||Difference (percentage points)|
|(1) The apparent 6 per cent. increase in take up in East Midlands is attributable to a difference in the reported value for take up in one LA from 17 per cent. in 2006-07 to 29 per cent. in 2007-08. In April 2008, the reported value for the same LA for 2006-07 was 44 per cent. suggesting that the original value of 17 per cent. may have been in error. Also, two LAs with take up lower than the national average reported in 2006-07 but not for 2007-08.|
(2) The apparent 6 per cent. increase in take up in South East is attributable to increases in take up of 5 per cent. and 6 per cent. in two of the largest LAs in South East. Once weighting is applied, these increases make a significant contribution to the regional average.
(3) The apparent 8 per cent. decrease in take up in South East is attributable to different LAs reporting in 2008 and 2007, with one LA with higher than average take up reporting in 2007 but not 2008, and one LA with lower than average take up reporting in 2008 but not 2007. Also, an 8 per cent. drop in take up in the second largest LA in South East will have significantly affected the weighted average.
(4) The apparent 4 per cent. increase in take up in South West is attributable to more survey responses in 2007-2008 (5 LAs) compared with 2006-2007 (3 LAs).
Base (unweighted): Primary: 97 (2007-2008); 86 (2006-2007), Secondary: 78 (2007-2008); 64 (2006-2007). Analysis: weighted by number of pupils attending schools catered for.
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