Anne Milton: In the sad circumstances of sudden infant death, bereaved parents should receive advice from health professionals such as their general practitioner who will direct them to the appropriate services, which local national health service organisations are responsible for commissioning.
The NHS Choices website also provides information and advice on reducing the risk of sudden infant death.. It contains information on coping with bereavement and sign posts parents to organisations that can offer support and advice. Details can be found at:
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The Department and Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths jointly published the leaflet on “Reducing the risk of cot death”. This leaflet is currently out of stock, however, its contents will be reviewed and further copies will be printed as part of the Start4Life programme. The leaflet provides parents with practical tips for reducing death rather than bereavement support.
NHS Trusts: Private Patients
Stuart Andrew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the private patient income was for each NHS trust in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of that trust's total patient-related income in 2002-03; and what the total private patient income for each NHS trust and foundation trust was in each subsequent financial year in (i) cash terms and (ii) as a proportion of that trust's total patient-related income in that year. 
Joan Walley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding local authorities in England will receive for public health services in 2012-13 and 2013-14; and how much of the funding will be ring-fenced; 
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is estimated to be spent on them in 2011-12; and how much the Government intends to spend on them in
Mr Simon Burns: As a first step in estimating future grants to local authorities (LAs) for their proposed new public health responsibilities, the Department carried out analysis to provide a better understanding of primary care trust current spend on public health.
Based on this analysis, public health spending in 2010-11 was estimated to be £5 billion, and an estimated £5.1 billion for 2011-12. The Department estimates that during 2012-13 the national health service will spend £5.2 billion on public health services, of which £2.2 billion will in future fall to LAs for their new public health responsibilities. Actual allocations for 2013-14 for LAs for public health will be announced before the end of 2012 and for the first time these will be ring-fenced.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many successful organ transplant operations took place in (a) Cumbria, (b) the North West and (c) England in each of the last five years. 
|Table 1: Organ transplants performed in the United Kingdom on Cumbrian residents in the last five years, 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2011, by type of transplant and year|
|Year of transplant|
|Type of transplant||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Note: There are no transplant centres in Cumbria, the table is based on Cumbrian residents who have received transplants at transplant centres elsewhere in the UK. Source: NHS Blood and Transplant|
|Table 2: Organ transplants performed in the UK on North West residents in the last five years, 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2011, by type of transplant and year|
|Year of transplant|
|Type of transplant||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
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|Source: NHS Blood and Transplant|
|Table 3: Organ transplants performed in the UK for English residents in the last five years, 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2011, by type of transplant and year|
|Year of transplant|
|Type of transplant||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Source: NHS Blood and Transplant|
Prostate Cancer: Drugs
Mr Simon Burns: We have had no such discussions. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent body and its technology appraisal guidance is based on the best available evidence and is developed through consultation with stakeholders.
NICE is currently carrying out two technology appraisals of abiraterone and recently published initial draft guidance for consultation on the use of abiraterone for castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-containing regimen.
Paul Burstow: While it is the responsibility of newly qualified social workers to find employment for themselves arid the responsibility of employers to recruit, the Department funds Skills for Care to provide a programme to enable newly qualified social workers to make the transition to the world of work in adult services.
Support to build on the expertise and knowledge they, have developed on. qualifying programmes and how to apply this to a practice setting as a qualified worker;
Good quality induction to the profession and to their organisation;
Access to the correct type and level of quality supervision; and
A structured process of continued professional development which supports them to develop their career beyond the first year in practice and to meet registration and post-registration training and learning requirements.
Social Services: Expenditure
Ms Buck: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change has been in the proportion of gross current social services expenditure on (1) meals for people aged over 65 by each local authority in the period from 2001-02 to 2010-11; 
Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received from the tobacco industry on its consultation on plain packaging for tobacco products. 
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Anne Milton: Since May 2011, Ministers at the Department have received a number of letters from tobacco manufacturers. While some have made reference to standardised or plain packaging of tobacco, none have specifically addressed the Government's planned consultation on tobacco packaging. Consistent with obligations as a party to the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and in accordance with the guidelines for the implementation of article 5.3 of the FCTC, Health Ministers have not had any meetings with tobacco manufacturers.
Further information on the planned consultation on tobacco packaging is available in the written statement made by the Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), on 15 December 2011, Official Report, column 125WS, and we would encourage anyone with an interest to respond to the consultation when it is published, including the tobacco industry.
Child Protection Review
We are reducing bureaucracy and making it easier for the front line to use their professional judgment through revisions to ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and the ‘Framework of Assessment for Children in Need and their Families’. There will be a formal 12-week consultation and we will publish revised statutory guidance by July 2012. A multi-disciplinary professional advisory group is advising us on this work.
Government, Ofsted and the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) have come together with a range of other partners to develop and agree local child safeguarding performance information that puts professional expertise, rather than process, at the heart of local quality assurance. This was published on 23 January and is now available on the Department's website:
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Over the summer, Ofsted consulted on local authority child protection inspection arrangements that are more child centred. These new arrangements will begin in May 2012. All relevant inspectorates have also now agreed in principle to Professor Munro's proposed model of joint inspection to ensure that the contribution of all local services to safeguarding is examined. The inspectorates are working through what such a model will look like and when it will begin, and will give a progress update by end March 2012.
On 31 October we published a co-produced work programme, ‘Safeguarding Children in the reformed NHS’. Phase one is under way, led by the Chief Nursing Officer and a consultation on the draft Accountabilities Framework is in progress and nearing completion.
We have been working with partners to consider the best route to secure Professor Munro's vision of a transparent and co-ordinated offer of early help for children and families. We have engaged with partners in ADCS, health, police and education and have concluded that we do not need a new statutory duty to deliver early help and that there is sufficient existing legislation to realise Professor Munro's recommendation. We are continuing to work with partners to clarify existing legislation to emphasise the importance of early help. In the meantime we encourage local areas to continue to work to provide early help for the compelling arguments that Professor Munro articulated.
We are working with eight local authorities to trial more flexible approaches to assessment. The early evidence from these trials and emerging findings are encouraging and suggest that both removing the distinction between the initial and core assessments and replacing nationally prescribed timescales for assessment with timely, professional judgments can have the positive impact on practice envisaged by Professor Munro. Some of these trials have been running for only a few months and we need to explore further the impact of these changes, especially for children and young people. For this reason we have extended the trials to run until 31 March 2012 and will be consulting on flexibilities as part of the ‘Working Together’ consultation.
After consultation, and a market sounding exercise, we have taken the decision to decommission the National electronic Common Assessment Framework system (National eCAF). This is consistent with Professor Munro's view that we should remove constraints to local innovation and professional judgment that are created by prescribing approaches such as national IT systems. We are currently working with the current users of the system to ensure a smooth transition. As part of the decommissioning process we will consider the options to secure value out of the Government owned assets.
Our reforms of child protection are underpinned by work force reform, in particular reform of the social work profession which is being led by the Social Work Reform Board and the College of Social Work.
The Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) and the College of Social Work are supporting local authorities in designating a Principal Child and Family Social Worker in every local area. These roles will play a key part in redesigning child and family social work. The Department for Education and the Department of Health have been making preparations for the appointment of a Chief Social Worker to advise
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Government on social work practice and the effectiveness of help being provided to children, families and adults. We are confident that the Chief Social Worker will be in post in 2012, ahead of the timeline envisaged in the Government's response.
We have consulted on new guidance for DCSs and Lead Members so that we have real clarity about their roles and will be publishing the revised guidance by the end of April. My officials and I have also held discussions with groups of Local Safeguarding Children Boards Chairs to consider what might be done to strengthen their central role in challenging and monitoring the effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements and we will be exploring options with stakeholders over coming weeks. This will build on our reforms around learning, early help, inspection and performance information which emphasise the importance of LSCBs.
Improving learning from serious incidents is critical to driving improvements in practice in child protection. Following Professor Munro's recommendation to use systems methodologies for serious case reviews (SCR), we are considering how the Social Care Institute for Excellence's (SCIE) ‘Learning Together’ model can be developed further for use in SCRs. Two LSCBs, Coventry and Lancaster, are piloting the SCIE model and we have now agreed that Devon will also carry out a pilot. While the pilots are in progress, my officials are also exploring, learning from sectors such as aviation and health, other ways of ensuring effective, sustained learning from serious incidents embedded in every day practice, with greater transparency and accountability. We will be consulting formally on new arrangements for SCRs later in the year.
We have been working with Ofsted to develop transitional arrangements in response to Professor Munro's recommendation to end Ofsted's evaluation of SCRs. In January 2012, Ofsted introduced more streamlined evaluations of SCRs with a greater focus on identifying and embedding learning in order to support improvements in professional practice.
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solutions to be imposed from the centre, but a joint venture between central Government, local agencies, local authorities and professionals. Our reforms are designed to shift the focus of the child protection system on to the things that matter most: the views and experiences of children and young people.
Departmental Data Protection
Tim Loughton [holding answer 1 February 2012]: During 2011 there were six data loss cases in the Department for Education. All six cases involved either a loss of personal data or a breach of confidentiality.
This figure includes spend with suppliers who are classed as a trading organisation or as a non-trade social care provider where the products and/or services were negotiable and influenceable. The figure also includes spend with suppliers such as local government, charities or housing associations and other non-trade organisations.
Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many away days his Department has held since May 2010; what the location was of each such away day; how many staff attended; and what the cost was of each such event. 
|Meeting||Date||Period of event||Location||Number of staff||Cost (food, refreshments) (£)|
|(1) Meetings 1 and 2 were held at the weekend. To avoid substantial costs, heating was isolated to the part of the building where the meetings were taking place. The electrical monitoring capability within the building was not available for meeting 1 and so specific usage could not be monitored. Heating costs for meeting 2 was £548.39.|
Information for the rest of the Department is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Given the financial constraints on administrative costs in the Department, staff are clear that any events to bring staff together from across our sites, should be held in the most appropriate departmental buildings.
Where this is not possible, any meetings organised outside the Department's buildings, where accommodation costs and other charges are involved, are done so with careful consideration to cost and in accordance with the principles of ‘Managing Public Money' and the Treasury handbook on ‘Regularity and Propriety':
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Mr Gibb: We have no plans to undertake a review of the educational support given to children with epilepsy. The Departments of Education and Health published guidance on managing medicines in 2005. It is designed to help schools and early years settings and their employers to put in place effective management systems to support individual children with medical needs. It includes practical guidance on common conditions such as epilepsy. The guidance is currently being updated.
Mr Leigh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress he has made in allowing (a) the Thérèse Lord School in Lincolnshire and (b) other proposed special free schools where parental demand exists but there is reluctance from the local authority to be established. 
Mr Gibb: The Department is currently working with three projects aiming to open special free schools: Rosewood School, Southampton; City of Peterborough Academy special school, Peterborough; and Lighthouse School, Leeds. In these projects we are working constructively with the relevant local authorities. Applications for the 2013 round for free schools can be submitted between 13 and 24 February 2012 and further details are available on the Department's website at:
While we are keen to understand the extent to which local authorities will place children in proposed special free schools, we are equally keen to understand demand for places from parents themselves.
Damian Hinds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the (a) unique reference number and (b) establishment number was of each school in England and Wales that entered candidates for GCSEs in school year 2009-10; what the most recent Ofsted overall rating was of each such school; and how many GCSE results were recorded by each such school through (A) Edexcel, (B) WJEC, (C) OCR and (D) AQA in school year 2009-10. 
Mr Gibb: The Department for Education is responsible for education in England. The information requested based on those English schools published in the 2010 Key Stage 4 School Performance Tables has been placed in the House Libraries. Information on Ofsted overall ratings is available on their website here:
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Damian Hinds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2012, Official Report, columns 432-34W, on GCSE: assessments, what the main changes were in data collection and reporting methodology referred to in footnote 2 to Table 1; to what extent these changes have affected the answer; and whether the data in Table 1 refer to the total number of subject entries or the number of unique pupils or individual papers and modules. 
In 2004 the National Assessment Agency introduced an online tool for schools and other exam centres to record access arrangements such as extra time that could be decided locally.
In 2008 the Qualifications and Curriculum Agency introduced a new facility for exam centres to process all access arrangements online.
On both occasions, the new tools were complemented by extensive training initiatives by these two bodies to ensure that staff in schools and colleges recorded applications correctly.
The reporting of applications for extra time has therefore steadily grown more reliable over the reporting period. The recorded figures therefore over-state the true increase in eligibility for this access arrangement and it is not possible to estimate the extent to which the change is real.
The data in Table 1 of that question reflect the total number of candidates awarded extra time in a given academic year but it is not subject specific. Any individual candidate may have had access to additional access arrangements such as a reader, a scribe and/or a word processor; extra time of up to 25% may not have been the sole arrangement for the candidate. In addition, these figures show extra time that was allocated; this does not mean that it was necessarily used by the candidates.
Rehman Chishti: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pupils took each foreign language at GCSE level in Gillingham and Rainham constituency in the last year; and what proportion of them achieved grades between A* and C. 
|Number of pupils (1,2,3) entering each foreign language GCSE (4) and percentage achieving A*-C grades (5,6) in Gillingham and Rainham constituency (7) , south-east region (8) and England (9) , 2009/10|
|Gillingham and Rainham||South East||England|
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|(1) Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. (2) Figures include all maintained schools (including CTCs and academies). (3) Pupils at the end of key stage 4 in the 2009/10 academic year. (4) Only those language GCSEs where at least one pupil in Gillingham and Rainham took the subject are shown in the table. Therefore Dutch, Danish, Portuguese. Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Modern Hebrew, Urdu and Persian are not included in the table as no pupils were entered for these language GCSEs. (5) Percentage achieving A*- C based on the number of pupils entering each subject. (6) Including attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years. (7) Parliamentary constituency figures are based on the postcode of the school. (8) Regional figures are based on the region of the local authority maintaining the school. (9) England figures are the sum of all local authority figures. (10) Figures not shown in order to protect confidentiality. Source: National Pupil Database|
Maternity Services: Data Protection
Mrs Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts who do not share live-birth data with local authority children's services for use by children's centres and associated early years outreach programmes. 
Sarah Teather: The Department has made no assessment of the proportion of primary care trusts who do not share live-birth data with local authority children's services. Local authorities have different arrangements for sharing birth data depending on local relationships with professionals such as health visitors and outreach support in children's centres.
The Department of Health and the Department for Education recognise that effective sharing of live birth data and related information is essential to maintain a national record on childhood immunisation and is critical to safeguarding and integrated working. The Department of Health is doing further work on the information and
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intelligence functions that will support public health outcomes for children in preparation for the establishment of Public Health England and the transition of Directors of public health to local authorities. Such arrangements could include the sharing of information.
Mr Gibb: The Department does not require individual schools to publish data on exclusions. However, if they wish to do so, schools are free to publish this information themselves. The Department publishes annual statistics on exclusions available at:
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Pupil Referral Units
Mr Gibb: In September, the Secretary of State for Education, my right hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove), asked his behaviour adviser, Charlie Taylor, to conduct a review of alternative provision. Mr Taylor's report on that review will form the basis of the Government's continuing strategy on pupil referral units and alternative provision. We expect the report to be published before the end of March.
Mr Gibb: The Education Act 2011 included provision to enable pupil referral units (PRUs) to convert to academy status by creating a new category of academy—the alternative provision academy. We are currently consulting on regulations that will allow the management committees of PRUs to apply for academy orders, which is the legal process to enable a PRU to become an alternative provision academy. We will publish information about the process for this shortly, making sure that all the necessary information is available for PRUs to make an informed decision about whether to apply to convert.
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Reading: Primary Education
Mr Gibb: The phonics screening check, which will be implemented nationally in June 2012, is designed to provide reassurance that children have reached the expected standard in phonic decoding and to identify pupils who need extra help.
The check was piloted with 300 schools in 2011, and an independent evaluation was carried out by Sheffield Hallam university. The evaluation looked at the ease of administration of the check, and its suitability for a wide range of pupils. The evaluation found that the check enabled 43% of teachers to identify pupils with reading difficulties of which they were not previously aware, enabling them to target additional support to help pupils to progress. All aspects of the screening check were seen as suitable by at least 74% of teachers in the pilot.
(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the message he plans to include in the front of each copy of the King James Bible that will be distributed to schools as part of the King James Bible project; 
(3) if he will publish a list of all paper and electronic correspondence between (a) Ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers in his Department and (i) the Cabinet Office and (ii) 10 Downing Street in which the King James Bible project was discussed in the last 12 months; 
(4) whether he plans to publish guidance to schools on the use of copies of the King James Bible that he plans to distribute to them; and whether his Department will oblige children to read scripture as part of that project. 
To mark the 400th anniversary year of the publication of the King James Bible, the Department for Education is sending a facsimile copy to each state primary and secondary school in England. This will enable all pupils to understand its place in our nation’s identity and history.
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We hope this exercise will inspire teachers to teach about the impact of the King James Bible, although there is no requirement on them to do so. We are not prescribing that every child must read the King James Bible, nor are we prescribing its role in the curriculum.
Printing will commence in the next few months. There will be no foreword from the Secretary of State for Education. We will place a copy of this edition in the library when it is ready for distribution to schools. Information relating to internal discussion and advice is not normally disclosed.
Michael Ellis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Royal Society's report entitled, “Shut down or restart?: The way forward for computing in UK schools”, published in January 2012. 
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important area. The report's conclusion that the teaching of ‘Information and Communication Technology’ (ICT) in schools needs reform is consistent with other evidence on the shortcomings of ICT and related qualifications in schools. That is why we are now consulting on withdrawing the existing ICT Programmes of Study and Attainment Targets from September 2012. This will free schools to develop more innovative ICT curricula with a greater focus on computer science, drawing on support from industry and other expert groups.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children in Dartford constituency achieved A* to C grades in GCSE (a) biology, (b) chemistry, (c) physics and (d) combined sciences in each of the last three years. 
|Numbers and percentages of pupils (1,2) at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving A*-C grades in biological science, chemistry, physics and combined sciences (3) GCSEs (4,5) in Dartford constituency (6) , South East region and England (8) , Years: 2007-08 to 2009-10, Coverage: England|
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|(1 )Figures do not include pupils recently arrived from overseas. (2) Figures include all maintained schools (including CTCs and academies). (3) Pupils who achieved A*-C at GCSE in either single science or core science. (4 )Full GCSEs only have been included (full GCSEs, double awards, accredited international certificates and their predecessor iGCSEs). Figures from 2008-09 exclude iGCSEs. 2010 figures include accredited iGCSEs. (5) Including attempts and achievements by these pupils in previous academic years. (6) Parliamentary constituency figures are based on the postcode of the school. (7) Regional figures are based on the region of the local authority maintaining the school. (8) England figures are the sum of all local authority figures. Source: National Pupil Database|
Teachers: Crimes of Violence
The Department collects information on the reason pupils are excluded from school. This includes data on exclusions classified as relating to physical assault, verbal abuse or threatening behaviour against an adult, but not specifically against teachers or school staff.
Any violence against school staff is totally unacceptable. It is for head teachers to consider whether a particular case warrants a pupil being given a fixed-period exclusion, a permanent exclusion or other disciplinary penalty, taking account of the severity and circumstances of the assault.
|Maintained primary, state-funded secondary and special schools (1,2) : Number of permanent and fixed period exclusions for physical assault against an adult (3) , 2009/10, by region in England|
|Number of permanent exclusions||Number of fixed period exclusions|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed, city technology colleges and academies (including all-through academies). (2) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools. Excludes general hospital schools. (3) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data. (4) Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, therefore totals may not appear to equal the sum of constituent parts. Source: School Census|
Young People: Employment
Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the number of 16 to 18-year-olds without a level 2 qualification who are in full-time work with no training element. 
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Tim Loughton: In the third quarter of 2011 there were an estimated 24,000 16 to 18-year-olds in England without a level 2 qualification who worked full-time and were not in receipt of any education or training.
The estimate is based on a sample of around 50 from the Labour Force Survey which has been grossed to figure for England. The level of qualification, working patterns and training are all self-reported by survey respondents. The age is as at the start of the academic year.
The Government are committed to tackling tax avoidance, wherever it occurs. This applies equally to the civil service and public sector bodies. That is why I have asked officials to review the appropriateness of allowing senior public sector appointees being paid in a way that could be perceived as being to minimise tax payments. The Treasury Officer of Accounts has also written to departmental accounting officers to remind them that public sector organisations should not use artificial tax avoidance devices.
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many new job opportunities have been created by small businesses in Portsmouth South constituency in each of the last five years. (94778)
The requested data are not available.
Communities First Fund
Robert Flello: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the Community First programme is accountable to the local community for its disbursement of funds. 
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Mr Hurd: Grant award decisions are made by a panel of local people in the eligible ward. This ensures that responsibility for decisions is taken as close as possible to the community that the grants seek to serve. More information is available from the website of the grant administrator (the Community Development Foundation, CDF):
The panel must maintain a web site as a condition of the funding. The website is to be used to promote the programme and provide information to the community on what projects and groups have been funded. The website also provides an opportunity for more local people to get involved and also to make applications for project funding. The panel works with a local organisation as a panel partner, helping to ensure transparency and probity, and may have a local councillor as a panel member. CDF collect monitoring information on expenditure by the grant recipients.
Mr Hurd: Local councillors are welcome as Community First panel members, helping with the process of making grant decisions. They can play a vital role in encouraging local people and groups to get involved and to apply for funding. They cannot however be in the majority on the panel as the aim of the programme is for the community to take the lead on setting priorities and making funding decisions directly.
Robert Flello: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how the Community First programme will ensure that all local people with an interest in being members of a local panel have an opportunity to join; and if he will ensure that priority is not given only to those who apply first. 
Mr Hurd: In aiming to form panels with strong local involvement, the Community First programme has taken a number of steps to raise awareness of the chance to be a panel member. The Community Development Foundation (CDF) launched the Community First programme on 4 October 2011, engaging with a large number of national, regional and local voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations. I wrote to all top-tier local authorities at the same time, asking for their support in helping the eligible wards take advantage of the opportunity. Local and national press has also raised awareness.
Once in place, the Community First panel uses a website to advertise their presence, to aid transparency and to encourage involvement from the community. CDF have provided guidance to each panel to encourage them to develop and change the panel membership during the course of the programme. The subsequent development of the Community First plan is a good opportunity for more and new people to get involved in decision making in their neighbourhood.
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Community Development Fund
Mr Hurd: The Community First small grants programme does not allocate the funding on a regional basis, but to council wards in top-tier local authority areas. For example, Leeds has 15 eligible wards and a total allocation over the term of the programme of up to £1,593,770. The amounts per ward range from £33,910 to £237,370. Overall, Leeds has more than 5% of the total programme allocation for small grants.
Rachel Reeves: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much he allocated to spend on the Community Development Foundation in each year of the current spending review; and what proportion of such spending was allocated for (a) administration and (b) grants. 
Mr Hurd: The Community Development Foundation (CDF) have been awarded a contract to deliver the Community First programme, comprising fees for managing the £30 million Neighbourhood Match Fund (NMF; the small grants part of the programme) and the £50 million Endowment Match Challenge (EMC). The EMC is subcontracted by CDF to the Community Foundation Network (CFN).
For 2011-12, the fees for the NMF are £107,000; the grants allocation in this financial year is £4.9 million. For 2012-13, the fees for the NMF are £112,000; the grants allocation is £7.4 million. For 2013-14, the fees for the NMF are £114,000; the grants allocation is £7.4 million. For 2014-15, the fees for the NMF are £117,000; the grants allocation is £9.9 million. Over the contract period, CDF will be paid £450,000 in fees for administering the NMF, representing 1.5% of the total small grants budget of £30 million.
Ministerial Travel Costs
Maria Eagle: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 31WS, on cost of ministerial cars, whether his Department has any other arrangements for ministerial travel; and how much his Department has spent on (a) private hire vehicles and (b) taxis for each Minister since May 2010. 
Mr Maude: The Cabinet Office does not have any other arrangements in place for ministerial travel. The Department has an account with Addison Lee. Spend by Ministers on Addison Lee cars and taxis for the period May 2010 to March 2011 is £4,234. Spend from April 2011 to December 2011 is £2,897.
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Employment: Young People
Mr Laws: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many 18 to 24-year-olds in England were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) serving in HM Forces and (d) Government-supported trainees in September (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011. 
As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many 18 to 24 year olds in England were (a) employed, (b) self-employed, (c) serving in HM Forces and (d) Government-supported trainees in September (i) 2009, (ii) 2010 and (iii) 2011 (93759)
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) compiles employment statistics from the Annual Population Survey (APS) following International Labour Organisation (ILO) definitions. The requested estimates for 18 to 24 year olds are not available for the requested periods.
As an alternative, table 1 shows the number of people aged 18 to 24 in England who were employed, which includes employees and self-employed, or on government employment and training programmes during the 12 month periods ending in December for 2009 and 2010 and for the 12 month period ending June 2011, being the latest period available. Estimates of those serving in HM Forces are not available from this source. Defence Analytical Services and Advice (DASA) produce the number of HM forces by age and by region but not by age and region.
As with any sample survey, estimates from the APS are subject to a margin of uncertainty. A guide to the quality of the estimates is given in the table.
National and local area estimates for many labour market statistics, including employment, unemployment and claimant count are available on the NOMIS website at:
|Table 1: Number of people aged 18 to 24 in England who were employed, employees, self-employed or on government employment and training programmes|
|Employed (1)||Employees||Self-employed||Government employment and training programmes|
|(1) Employed includes employees and self-employed. (2) Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates. See Guide to Quality below. Guide to Quality:The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV—for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5% we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220. Key:* 0 ≤ CV<5%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered precise ** 5 ≤ CV <10%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered reasonably precise *** 10 ≤ CV <20%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered acceptable **** CV ≥ 20%—Statistical Robustness: Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes CV = Coefficient of Variation Source:Annual Population Survey.|
Job Creation: Westmorland
Tim Farron: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new job opportunities have been created by small businesses in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in each of the last five years. 
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As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking how many job opportunities have been created by small businesses in Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency on each of the last 5 years. (94305)
The requested data are not available.
Mr Maude: There is no set policy to apply for costs in all cases. The Cabinet Office will generally apply for costs of litigation where it is entitled to do so. Each case is considered separately, on legal advice.
Public Sector: Procurement
Chris White: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) social enterprises, (b) charities and (c) small businesses have successfully bid for public sector service contracts in each of the last five years. 
Mr Maude: Data were not held previously on the number of small businesses awarded Government contracts. This Government have started tracking this for the first time and, during 2011, of 5,196 contracts published on Contracts Finder 1,842 were flagged as awarded to small businesses (35%). However this does not capture data for lower value contracts or for all parts of the wider public sector.
Senior Civil Servants: Tax Avoidance
Mr Nicholas Brown: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the effect on morale in the civil service of the use of tax avoidance schemes by senior civil servants. 
Mr Maude: The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, the right hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey (Danny Alexander), has commissioned an immediate review of the tax arrangements of senior public appointments. No assessment has been made on the impact on morale in the civil service of any such arrangements.
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Mr Djanogly: The Ministry of Justice expanded its existing prison incident response command structures to work with Criminal Justice System (CJS) partners to support the police during and after the disturbances, and to ensure that adequate resources were available across the CJS to deal with cases expeditiously. This included opening prison receptions and liaison with the judiciary to ensure courts were able to open overnight during, and in the immediate aftermath of the disturbances.
Information on the CJS response and the contingency measures deployed across the system is available in Volume II of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Sixteenth Report of Session 2010-12—Policing Large Scale Disorder: Lessons from the disturbances of August 2011: Written evidence submitted by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) (Ev 165)
Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs
Mr Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of any advice his Department received from the Senior Judiciary including the Master of the Rolls on (a) qualified one-way cost shifting and (b) a 10% uplift in general damages as part of his proposed reform of civil litigation funding and costs. 
Mr Djanogly: I have placed Lord Justice Jackson's responses to our consultations, Proposals for the Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales and Costs Protections for Litigants in Environmental Judicial Review Cases, in the House Library.
There have been discussions with the Senior Judiciary about how the 10% uplift in damages for non-pecuniary loss such as pain, suffering and loss of amenity is to be implemented. As I explained on 13 September 2011 to the Public Bill Committee on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, the Senior Judiciary have agreed to take this forward.
Dangerous Driving: Convictions
Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the number of drivers convicted of (a) causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, (b) causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, (c) causing death by dangerous driving and (d) manslaughter within (i) less than 12 months and (ii) between 12 and 24 months of passing their driving test in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many drivers were convicted of (a) causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, (b) causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, (c) causing death by dangerous driving and (d) manslaughter in the case of a road traffic accident in which a cyclist was killed in each of the last five years. 
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Mr Blunt: The Ministry of Justice Court Proceedings Database holds information on defendants proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for criminal offences in England and Wales. This database holds information on offences provided by the statutes under which proceedings are brought but not the specific circumstances of each case. It is not possible to identify from this centrally held information the length of time since a driving test has been passed or whether a manslaughter offence is related to a road traffic accident.
The number of defendants convicted for (a) causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, (b) causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, (c) causing death by dangerous driving 2006 to 2010 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.
|Defendants found guilty at all courts for selected motoring offences, England and Wales: 2006-10 (1, 2)|
|n/a = Not applicable (1 )The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. (3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008. (4) In August 2008 section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988 was added by the Road Safety Act 2006. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.|
Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its public bodies have spent on (i) wine, (ii) other alcoholic refreshments and (iii) bottled water since May 2010. 
Mr Kenneth Clarke: The Department's policy on the provision of alcohol prohibits the supply of any alcohol paid from tax-payers' money on in-house hospitality. For external hospitality, given the significant savings being delivered by the Department and the stringent financial controls in place, such discretionary expenditure is only incurred on the rare occasions in which director-level approval is granted.
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The Department's accounting systems do not identify separate expenditure on wine, other alcoholic refreshments or bottled water and because such events are managed locally by business areas, for the period from May 2010 to date, the Ministry has no central records on such expenditure. To obtain information on departmental expenditure on these specific items would involve disproportionate cost.
Gareth Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were charged with possession of cannabis in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) England in each of the last five years. 
Mr Blunt: The number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for cannabis possession in England and the Kent police force area, from 2006 to 2010 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.
|Number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts for cannabis possession, England and Kent police force area, 2006 to 2010 (1, 2)|
|(1) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. (3) We are aware of under-reporting issues in the Kent police force area in 2006 and 2007. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.|
Legal Aid scheme
Mr Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on demand for legal aid in respect of private family law of implementation of an assumption of shared parenting. 
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Court is often not the best way to resolve disputes about the arrangements for children following parental separation or divorce. Mediation can be quicker, cheaper and less acrimonious than court proceedings and legal aid will therefore remain available for mediation in private law family cases to those who are eligible. We estimate that legal aid spend on family mediation will increase by £10 million a year taking the total annual spend to £25 million.
Legal aid will also remain available for private family law cases where there is evidence of domestic violence and cases where a child is at risk of abuse. We will also continue to provide civil legal aid for the victims of domestic violence to apply for protective injunctions and will continue to waive the financial eligibility limits in these cases.
The Government recently indicated in its response to the Family Justice Review its intention to make a legislative statement emphasising the importance of children having an ongoing relationship with both their parents after family separation, where that is safe, and in the child's best interests. We have established a working group of Ministers to develop proposals for legislative change, which will be brought forward for wide debate and consultation later this year. The impacts on legal aid will be considered as part of an overall impact assessment, informed by consultation responses.
This is a complex and difficult area that affects many parents and children and we are determined to make the right decision. We are mindful of the experience in Australia and the need to ensure that any welfare or safety issues are appropriately considered and that any change to legislation does not lead to an increase in litigation.
Legal Aid Scheme: Abu Qatada
Legal Aid Scheme: Harrow
Mr Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2012, Official Report, column 362W, on solicitors: Harrow, which firms of solicitors in the London borough of Harrow have active legal aid contracts for financial years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14; and if he will make a statement. 
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Arthur & Co.
David Phillips & Partners
Duncan Lewis Solicitors
Hanson Young & Co. Solicitors
Harrow Law Centre
Harrow Law Partnership
Harrow Solicitors and Advocates
Johal & Co.
Law Partnership Solicitors
M2M Community Solicitors LLP
Nicholls Christie & Crocker
Samy & Co.
Siddiqui & Co.
Thakker & Co.
Thakrar & Co.
Walter Wilson Richmond
Wick & Co.
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders: Finance
Mr Blunt: The following table provides details of payments made to Nacro and its related organisation in each of the last five financial years recorded in our central financial system. Payments are made to Nacro from the National Offender Management Service, and the non-departmental public bodies expenditure relates to payments made by the Youth Justice Board.
|Payments to Nacro|
|(a) NOMS payments||(b) YJB Payments|