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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: Primary legislation sponsored by the Department for Children, Schools and Families since 1 May 2008 has created and abolished a number of criminal offences. These are detailed in the following table:
Abolishes the offence in section 164 of the Education Act 2002 of obstructing a person in the exercise of his functions in relation to an inspection under that section (in relation to independent schools in England only).
Offence to disclose social security information otherwise than in the circumstances specified in that section. (Offence amended by section 254 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009).
Extends section 36 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 regarding the failure to answer any question put by the registrar in relation to the particulars required to be registered, or failure to comply with any requirement of the registrar, to include questions and requirements made by regulations under sections 2C, 2D, 2E, 10B or 10C of that Act.
Refusal or failure (without reasonable excuse) to do anything within a particular time which is required by regulations under sections 2C, 2D, 2E, 10B or 10C of the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953.
Inserts Part 3A into the Childcare Act 2006. Offence for a person to intentionally obstruct a person from exercising a power under section 98D. Section 98D provides a power for Chief Inspectors to enter Children's centres.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much money his Department and its predecessors have spent on supporting the Family and Parent Institute in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Family and Parenting Institute have a long-standing relationship with the Department. Since 2005, the Family and Parenting Institute have received funding support through a strategic grant from The Strengthening Families (SFG) Grant programme (2005/06) and The Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) Grant programme (2006/07 to 2009/10). The CYPF is a national programme to fund work by the third sector to improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
Michael Gove: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which secondary schools are in each decile of the numbers of students achieving five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Coaker: The request is essentially for a list of all English secondary schools ordered into deciles. The main way school level information is published is in the secondary school achievement and attainment tables on the Department's website at the following link:
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16-year-olds did not achieve five GCSEs at grades A* to C in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in the latest period for which figures are available. 
|Percentage of pupils( 1) not gaining five or more GCSE at A*-C and equivalent, 2007/08|
|(1) In England pupils at the end of key stage 4, in Wales pupils aged 15 at the start of the academic year.|
(2) All schools.
(3) Maintained schools only.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of females of school age in custody gained five GCSEs at grade A* to C in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
The data above refer only to achievements that were secured by young females who took the examination while they were in custody. Those who were released before the examination date may have continued study and taken examinations in the community.
Some young people in young offender institutions are still registered at schools and colleges in the community and therefore any GCSEs that they achieve while in custody will be reflected in the achievement figures of their respective school or college.
HM Prison Service Young Offender Institutions make up part of the custodial estate for under-18s and achievements of GCSEs in secure children's homes, secure training centres, or private prisons are not recorded centrally.
Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of school age are registered as receiving home education in each education authority in (a) Wales and (b) England. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: There are no registration arrangements for children receiving home education in England so we do not hold this information. The total number of electively home educated children known to the 74 local authorities that provided a response to Graham Badman's supplementary data request in September can be found at
Mr. Coaker: The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency's (QCDA) estimates of the costs of delivering the national curriculum tests for Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 in each of the last five years are as follows:-
|Total cost of NCT|
Statutory Key Stage 3 national curriculum tests have been discontinued and were not administered in 2009. Costs quoted for the 2008-09 financial year are net of the £19,500,000.00 cash settlement received by QCDA, following termination of the test operations contract with ETS Global BV (ETS) in 2008.
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of children who have been excluded or at risk of exclusion from school who are subsequently classified as not in education, employment or training; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what assessment his Department has made of the causes of exclusion of children from school; what recent steps his Department has taken as a consequence of that assessment; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Coaker: We accept that a significant minority of excluded pupils can go on to be not in education, employment or training (NEET). We also know that exclusions are now at their lowest ever level since 1997/98, with permanent exclusions dropping 6.4 per cent. between 2006/07 and 2007/08.
We support heads when taking the tough decision to exclude. It is right that head teachers should use their powers to exclude disruptive pupils when this is in the interests of other pupils. However, our focus must be on preventing bad behaviour from degenerating to the point where exclusion-and particularly permanent exclusion-is necessary.
Data on school exclusion are collected through the school census and published annually. The latest data were published as SFR 18/2009 "Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions from Schools in England 2007/08" which can be accessed at:
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