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|Table 1. Local authority spend on Sure Start Children's Centres and Sure Start Local Programmes from 2003-04 to 2007-08.|
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department plans to spend on the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children block of the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; 
There was no funding for the Aiming High for Disabled Children Programme before 2007-08. The figure for 2007-08 is the funding given to 21 pathfinder local authorities in that year and represents actual spend. Figures for 2008-11 are planned spend. These are the latest data the Department holds.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) purchasing and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in each of the last three years. 
( a) The DCSF and its predecessors have spent the following amounts on the purchase of (i) Blackberry and (ii) other mobile telephones in each of the last three financial years (FYs) including current FY.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the operational costs of his Department's press office have been in each year since its inception; and how much he expects them to be in each of the next two years. 
Operational costs of the press office in 2007-08 were £1,955,761
Operational costs of the press office in 2008-09 were £1,912,411
Operational costs of the press office so far in 2009-10 are £1,205,515
There are no resources yet allocated for 2010-11 or 2011-12 for the press office as these figures are yet to be finalised.
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet. 
Ms Diana R. Johnson: The Department uses the internet and encourages on-line applications, where possible, to improve the quality and efficiency of its recruitment processes. In all of the recruitment campaigns over the 12 months (November 2008 to November 2009) there was always the option to complete a paper based application. The Department also made use of advertising media other than the internet such as Jobcentre Plus, newspapers, career fairs, and university and specialist publications to attract people.
|Detailed tonnages-recycled paper|
DCSF has exceeded the waste recycling target of 40 per cent. recycled by 2010 for several years (58.9 per cent. in 2007-08) whilst still meeting the target for reducing waste arising by 5 per cent. by 2010 in relation to 2004-05 levels.
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of staff of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time;
and what his Department's policy is on making jobs available on a job-share or flexible basis. 
The Department offers a range of flexible work arrangements to employees including compressed hours, flexitime, home working, job sharing, partial retirement, part-time working and part-year working. Employees make applications to their line managers who take decisions based on business requirements.
Mr. Coaker: The following table shows the number of 16-year-olds in England who completed an OCR National Certificate in each subject in each of the last five years for which information is available.
|OCR National Certificate Awards achieved by those with an academic age of 16 in England, 2003/4 to 2007/8|
|Year in which qualification was achieved|
|(1)( )Figures less than three have been suppressed and replaced by "-". Source: National Information System for Vocational Qualifications.|
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