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Ragwort

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to eradicate ragwort. [128506]

Mr Heath: It is not the Government's policy to eradicate ragwort. Where it poses no threat to horses and other livestock, ragwort makes an important contribution to the biodiversity of the countryside, supporting many species of wildlife and providing an important habitat for a wide range of invertebrates. Notwithstanding this, where it does pose a threat we are committed to working with land owners and occupiers to ensure reasonable action is taken. When necessary we will use our statutory powers under the Weeds Act 1959. These powers allow us to serve an enforcement notice requiring action to be taken. We also have the power to arrange for the clearance of the plant and to recover the cost from the land occupier, should such action be warranted.

Sick Leave

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2012, Official Report, columns 647-48W, on sick leave, what assessment he has made of the difference in proportion of working days lost due to ill health between officers at AA grade and SCS grade; and what assessment he has made of the use of mindfulness-based therapies in reducing the proportion of working days lost in his Department. [128172]

Richard Benyon: Absence levels in core DEFRA are kept under review by management and action taken either on a departmental basis or by individual units, where appropriate, including action to improve health and well-being.

No assessment has been made of the use of mindfulness-based therapies in reducing the proportion of working days lost in core DEFRA.

Sky Lanterns

Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2012, Official Report, column 1081W, on sky lanterns, whether he has yet determined the level of resources that will be allocated; what recent policy developments there have been on this matter; and if he will make a statement. [128179]

Mr Heath: The independent study which DEFRA is commissioning to examine the scale of the risks associated with the use of sky lanterns, and their impact on livestock, plants and the environment, is due to be completed by 31 March 2013. The project is currently going through our procurement processes, and at this stage, I am unable to confirm the exact level of resources that will be allocated to it.

The results of this study will help to determine whether any future Government action may be required.

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Trees: Diseases

Grahame M. Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which tree species are likely to be affected by Phytophthora pathogens; and what steps he is taking to prevent further epidemics affecting trees. [127714]

Mr Heath: Phytophthora species are a large group of pathogens that cause diseases in a wide range of plants, including many species of tree. While over 100 species have been described, some of these are damaging to plants rather than always fatal. There are likely to be many more and many species are present in the UK.

There are a number of long-established Phytophthora root diseases that commonly affect many broadleaves and certain conifers like yew and cypresses. Other newly established Phytophthora diseases are more specific to certain species like alder, Lawson cypress and native juniper. “Phytophthora kernoviae” has been found to cause damage to some tree species, including beech and pedunculate or 'English' oak. “Phytophthora ramorum” has caused major damage to larch trees and given favourable circumstances can affect a range of tree species, including oak, beech, sweet chestnut and Douglas fir.

The five-year, DEFRA-funded, Phytophthora Management Programme implemented by the Food and Environment Research Agency and the Forestry Commission was launched in April 2009 and addresses the risks from “Phytophthora ramorum” and “Phytophthora kernoviae”.

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently announced the establishment of an expert taskforce to review our strategic approach to plant health and to prevent pests and diseases from entering the country. We are also urgently bringing forward those actions in the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan particularly aimed at keeping out serious pests and pathogens not currently present in the UK.

Water

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what projections his Department has made of the demand for water in each water company area in each year from 2012 to 2020; [127482]


(2) what the demand for water was in each water company area in each year from 2008 to 2012. [127483]

Richard Benyon: The total consumption for water in 2008 to 2012 has been broken down for each water company in the following table (table 1). The data have been taken from individual water companies’ Water Resources Management Plan Annual Review.

The projected consumption figures for 2012 to 2020 have been taken from individual water companies’ final Water Resources Management Plan. The trend in the total consumption figures does not appear to show much variation and even though per capita consumption is decreasing, population continues to increase. The consumption figure is the sum of household and non-household consumption.

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Table 1
Data type and units:Actual data (MI/d)
Water company2007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12

Anglian Water

925

918

904

923

921

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water

83

84

83

86

83

Bristol Water

227

225

222

224

219

Cambridge Water

59

60

61

62

62

Cholderton Water

0

0

0

0

0

Dee Valley Water

55

54

55

56

54

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

617

615

604

610

620

Essex and Suffolk Water

382

375

375

379

372

Veolia Water South East

36

36

34

33

33

Northumbrian Water

540

517

522

531

527

Portsmouth Water

145

144

148

147

143

Severn Trent Water

1,370

1,332

1,303

1,326

1,324

South East Water

430

443

449

456

443

South Staffs Water

243

231

232

227

224

South West Water

328

316

316

321

311

Southern Water

468

458

453

473

455

Sutton and East Surrey Water

127

128

133

137

134

Veolia Water East

24

25

25

24

24

Thames Water

1,816

1,834

1,867

1,876

1,872

Veolia Water Three Valleys

685

676

673

673

662

United Utilities

1,353

1,323

1,300

1,293

1,262

Wessex Water

273

267

264

262

259

Yorkshire Water

948

934

953

951

928

Total consumption in MI/d for England and Wales

11,561

11,436

10,973

11,070

10,931

Data type and units:Forecast data (MI/d)
Water company2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21

Anglian Water

933

937

958

964

969

995

997

1003

1006

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water

95

95

95

94

94

94

93

93

93

Bristol Water

235

234

235

235

236

237

238

239

240

Cambridge Water

66

66

67

67

68

68

69

70

70

Cholderton Water

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dee Valley Water

56

56

56

56

57

57

57

57

57

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

630

626

622

618

615

613

612

610

609

Essex and Suffolk Water

382

381

380

379

378

378

377

377

376

Veolia Water South East

35

34

34

33

33

33

32

32

31

Northumbrian Water

541

541

540

540

540

541

541

541

543

Portsmouth Water

151

152

151

152

152

153

153

153

153

Severn Trent Water

1,368

1,363

1,358

1,354

1,350

1,349

1,348

1,348

1,348

South East Water

460

462

464

467

469

472

474

476

480

South Staffs Water

243

242

241

242

243

244

245

246

247

South West Water

330

328

327

320

319

319

319

320

321

Southern Water

490

483

479

478

479

480

481

483

485

Sutton and East Surrey Water

147

148

148

148

148

148

148

148

148

Veolia Water East

25

25

24

24

24

24

24

25

25

Thames Water

1,828

1,828

1,830

1,833

1,840

1,817

1,824

1,831

1,837

Veolia Water Three Valleys

691

690

689

687

685

683

682

681

680

United Utilities

1,365

1,360

1,357

1,352

1,350

1,349

1,349

1,350

1,351

Wessex Water

280

280

280

280

280

279

279

279

279

Yorkshire Water

1,002

995

989

984

979

975

972

970

969

Total consumption in MI/d for England and Wales

11,355

11,326

11,324

11,309

11,309

11,309

11,318

11,333

11,348

Water Charges

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households that will spend more than (a) three per cent and (b) five per cent of their disposable income on household water bills in each year between 2012 and 2016; [127360]

(2) what proportion of households spent more than (a) three per cent and (b) five per cent of their disposable income on household water bills in each year between 2007 and 2011. [127361]

Richard Benyon: In 2010, Ofwat reported that 23% of households in England and Wales spent more than 3% of their disposable income on water and sewerage bills;

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11% spent more than 5%. This was published in Ofwat's ‘Affordability and Debt 2009-10—Current Evidence’ report, which can be found online at:

http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/future/customers/metering/affordability/pap_tec201105affevid.pdf

For 2007-08, 22% of households were spending more than 3% of income, and 10% of households were spending more than 5%. These figures are from ‘Ofwat's Analysis of Family Resource Survey, 2007-2009’, and were not published.

Every five years Ofwat sets price limits for the water and sewerage companies at its price review. The most recent, in 2009, set price limits for 2010-15. The next price review will take place in 2014, and Ofwat will publish its methodology for setting price caps post-2014. All companies have a charges scheme, which must be approved by Ofwat on an annual basis. Therefore, data for future years are unavailable.

While water and sewerage services are relatively cheap and good value, costing on average £1 per day, some households struggle to pay their water bill, either because they are on a low income or because they live in an area where bills are higher than average.

The Government wants everybody to have access to an affordable water supply. We have published guidance to companies on the introduction of social tariffs, which enable water companies to offer more support to customers at risk of affordability problems. Companies will need to work closely with their customers in designing social tariffs so that they reflect local circumstances and local views. Companies will be able to introduce social tariffs from April 2013.

Prime Minister

Middle East

Paul Flynn: To ask the Prime Minister with which Governments he specifically raised concerns over human rights violations in states they govern during his recent visit to the middle east; and in each case what response he received. [128531]

The Prime Minister: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) on 13 November 2012, Official Report, column 143.

Women and Equalities

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Sandra Osborne: To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how many staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission are employed through off-payroll arrangements; and how many such staff were recruited in each year since 2007. [128936]

Mrs Grant: The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an arm's length body. The following is based on information it has provided.

(i) At 14 November 2012, the EHRC had 16 individuals employed through off-payroll arrangements. All 16 are

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working either on time limited projects to support the EHRC’s Change Programme, or filling business critical posts.

In line with the Government's clear aim to improve the value for taxpayers' money delivered by the EHRC, the EHRC continues to reduce its use of interim staff. This has already delivered a significant reduction year on year, which will reduce further once the current change programme is completed.

(ii) The following table provides the number of individuals recruited since 2007 and employed through off-payroll arrangements:

Financial yearNumber of individuals(1)

2007-08

16

2008-09

78

2009-10

116

2010-11

17

2011-12

2

2012-13 (to 14 November 2012)

9

(1) Where an individual's contract has been renewed, that individual is included only in the period during which they first took up post.

The table above excludes support workers (for example, those providing support to a disabled staff member) where the EHRC funds less than 50% of the total cost.

Communities and Local Government

Fire Services

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the oral answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 12 November 2012, Official Report, column 15, on metropolitan fire services, how the figure of 0.5 per cent was calculated; and where it is published. [128667]

Brandon Lewis: Overall fire and rescue authorities have a reduction in their estimated revenue spending power of 0.5% in 2012-13. Information on the spending power calculations for 2011-12 and 2012-13, which includes data and definitions, are available on our website at:

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/1112/grant.htm

Affordable Housing

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the use of sustainable materials for future affordable housing; and which such materials are under consideration for such use. [128222]

Mr Foster: The Code for Sustainable Homes is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. Where the building of new affordable housing has been funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, these homes are required to be built to Code Level 3. The code covers the use of sustainable materials and awards points which contribute to an overall rating according to the Building Research Establishment Green Guide to Specification.

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Affordable Housing: Havering

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much affordable housing has been built in Havering in each of the last five years. [128217]

Mr Prisk: Statistics on additional affordable housing provided in each local authority are published in the Department's live tables 1006, 1007 and 1008, which are available at the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/housingresearch/housingstatistics/housingstatisticsby/affordablehousingsupply/livetables/

These figures include both newly built housing, which accounts for around 85% of additional affordable housing over the last five years, and acquisitions from the private sector.

From the 1 April 2012, the Mayor of London has had strategic oversight of housing, regeneration and economic development in London.

Bookmakers

Mr Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increase in the number of bookmakers on local communities. [127729]

Nick Boles: My Department has made no specific assessment of the number of betting shops by locality. Gambling policy is the responsibility of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Gambling Commission.

In relation to the cumulative impact of development and the planning system, I refer the hon. Member to my answer of 29 October 2012, Official Report, column 47W.

Broadband

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on Nottinghamshire county council's application for a grant from his Department towards business broadband connectivity in eligible parts of the county; and if he will make a statement. [128916]

Brandon Lewis: Nottinghamshire county council submitted a European regional development fund priority axis 2 application in eligible parts of Nottinghamshire. However, the East Midlands operational programme currently does not allow broadband infrastructure investment. The DCLG East Midlands programme delivery team and East Midlands councils have been working jointly on a rationale to implement a technical change to the operational programme to allow broadband investment across all of Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands under priority axis 1. This change request will be submitted to the European Commission in November.

The programme delivery team has spoken to Nottinghamshire county council about submitting an eligible broadband outline application under priority axis 1 before the call for activity closes on 30 November 2012.

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Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the availability of European regional development fund funds for business broadband connectivity purposes; and if he will make a statement. [128917]

Brandon Lewis: I strongly support the use of European regional development fund for the roll-out of broadband for small and medium enterprises.

As announced in November 2011’s national infrastructure plan, this Government has taken the initiative of using the current European regional development fund programme to support actively the roll-out of superfast broadband in areas which do not have wide broadband coverage. Broadband was not a priority under the last Administration.

Eight of the 10 2007-13 operational programmes in England have either already approved projects supporting broadband or are putting themselves in a position to do so. The use of the European regional development fund to support the roll-out of superfast broadband has been implemented in eight of the 10 English operational programmes. The two exceptions, London and the south-east, already have wide broadband coverage so they do not consider it a priority to use the fund for this purpose.

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the extension of eligibility for grants from his Department for the purposes of business broadband connectivity to Gedling borough council; and if he will make a statement. [128918]

Brandon Lewis: Under the last Administration, broadband investment was not considered a key priority for the European regional development programme. By contrast, as announced in November 2011’s national infrastructure plan, this Government has taken the initiative of using the current programme to support actively the roll-out of superfast broadband.

The East Midlands Local Monitoring Committee has confirmed support for European regional development fund investment in local broadband infrastructure through its Operational Programme. The East Midlands Councils Programme and Delivery Team have been working jointly on a rationale to implement a technical change to the Operational Programme to allow European regional development fund broadband investment across all of Nottinghamshire and the east midlands. Gedling borough council would be eligible for support once the European Commission approves the change to the East Midlands Operational Programme.

Council Tax

Dr Thérèse Coffey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of whether there is any reason why local authorities should not collect council tax by 12 equal payments per year rather than 10. [128189]

Brandon Lewis: In its “Technical Reforms to Council Tax—Summary of Responses Report” published on 28 May 2012, the Government confirmed that from

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1 April 2013 council taxpayers will have the right to pay their bills in 12 monthly instalments. This will provide council taxpayers' with greater flexibility to manage their finances and may be particularly helpful to those on low or fixed incomes, such as pensioners.

We will be taking steps to highlight these new rights for taxpayers in due course.

Family Intervention Projects

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers of oversight and direction the Government has over the Troubled Families programmes operated by local authorities. [128011]

Brandon Lewis: In March 2012 the Government published the financial framework for the Troubled Families programme. This set out the criteria that local authorities should use in identifying families eligible for central funding, and what results they would need to achieve in order to claim the results-based payment. All top tier local authorities voluntarily signed up to the programme by June 2012.

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 October 2012, Official Report, column 654W, on children: protection, by what date he expects to have developed plans to evaluate the Troubled Families programme. [128012]

Brandon Lewis: We have worked closely with local authorities and other Government Departments to develop our evaluation plans and expect to commission an external evaluation through open market competition before the end of the year.

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Troubled Families co-ordinators there are in each local authority area. [128013]

Brandon Lewis: As part of signing up to the Troubled Families programme, all top-tier authorities in England except the Isles of Scilly agreed to appoint a co-ordinator to run the programme locally. There is a named person performing this role and in contact with my Department in every local authority area. Troubled Families co-ordinators have a strategic role in local authorities to plan, develop and co-ordinate services for troubled families and lever in resources from other organisations.

Government Procurement Card

Mr Marcus Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the Homes and Community Agency's Government Procurement Card transaction data, including value, date, merchant and merchant type for each item of expenditure incurred since the agency's inception. [118195]

Mr Prisk [holding answer 3 September 2012]:A breakdown of expenditure by the Homes and Communities Agency using Government Procurement Cards since its establishment in December 2008 up to September 2012

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has been placed in the Library of the House. (Data covering the period between 1 December 2008 and 31 March 2010 was provided in response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Burton (Andrew Griffiths) on 6 July 2011,

Official Report

, column 1232W.)

I note that the agency's card spending has been reducing from £2,251,595 in 2009-10 to £840,169 for the full year (2011-12), This historic spending data shows there is clear scope to save taxpayers' money by reducing wasteful spending, and it reinforces Ministers' view on the need for greater transparency and tougher checks on spending on government charge cards.

Homelessness: Plymouth

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the number of homeless young people in Plymouth in each year since 2007. [R] [129070]

Mr Prisk: The information requested is provided in the following table:

Homeless young people in Plymouth
  (b) Homelessness acceptances for priority need categories relating to young people
 (a) Homelessness acceptances with applicant aged 16 to 24(i) Applicant 16 or 17 years old(ii) Applicant formerly in care and 18 to 20 years old

2007

146

32

2

2008

180

48

7

2009

138

28

1

2010

118

11

2

2011

82

5

4

Q1 and Q2 2012

37

0

5

Total

701

124

21

Note: Figures from category (a) above cannot be added to those from category (b) to give an overall total because they are the results of breaking down the same total number of homelessness acceptances in two different ways. Source: P1E returns from local authorities.

A robust homelessness safety net remains in place for young homeless people. Local authorities have a statutory duty to house 16 and 17-year-olds, care leavers under the age of 21, and people over 21 who are vulnerable as a result of being in care.

The Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness published their second report in August 2012, which stresses the importance of supporting vulnerable young people to make a successful transition to adulthood. It champions a model of a ‘positive youth accommodation pathway' for those who cannot stay within the family network or are leaving care. The report can be obtained from the Department's website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-every-contact-count-a-joint-approach-to-preventing-homelessness

We secured an additional £70 million last year to help local agencies prevent and tackle rough sleeping and single homelessness. This is on top of the £400 million we are investing for homelessness prevention over four years (2011-12 to 2014-15) which includes £10.8 million to help single people access private rented sector accommodation.

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Housing: Construction

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the decision was reached that the group reviewing building standards will comprise a membership of four. [127199]

Mr Foster: I would draw a distinction between the Housing Standards Review group which will be led by my Department, and by the separate Independent Challenge Panel which will feed their comments as a 'critical friend' into the Housing Standard Review.

The Standards Review is also being assisted by a broader group of external partners, as outlined in the public terms of reference. More information is outlined in the press notice available on my Department's website:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/newsroom/22249851

The members of the Independent Challenge Panel were selected to provide a balanced range of viewpoints, and comprise an independent and experienced set of professionals to provide an external perspective, made up of an architect, a building control professional, a developer and a planner. The size of the panel allows it to work in a fast and flexible way.

Housing: Havering

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are waiting for housing in the London borough of Havering. [128225]

Mr Prisk: The number of households on local authority waiting lists for each local authority is published in the Department's live tables 600, which is available at the following link:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/lahousing201011

Through the Localism Act, we have given back to councils the freedom to manage their own waiting lists. They are now able to decide who should qualify for social housing in their area, and to develop solutions which make best use of finite social housing stock.

Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

Sir Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he last met people connected with improving the operation of the law relating to leaseholder disputes and access to the Leaseholder Valuation Tribunal. [128523]

Mr Prisk: Details of Ministers' meetings with external organisations can be found online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments %5B%5D=department-for-communities-and-local-government&publication_type=transparency-data

I look forward to meeting shortly with my hon. Friend and individuals from the sector to discuss residential leasehold.

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Local Government

Jacob Rees-Mogg: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will not implement the proposals in Lord Heseltine’s report to allow local enterprise partnerships to become unitary authorities. [128580]

Brandon Lewis: I refer my hon. Friend to my answer of 5 November 2012, Official Report, column 473W.

Jacob Rees-Mogg: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will take steps to protect the historic and ancient county of Somerset from any encroachment by its neighbours as part of any response by his Department to Lord Heseltine’s report; [128581]

(2) if he will ensure the county of Avon is not recreated in any form as part of his response to Lord Heseltine’s report. [128582]

Brandon Lewis: As the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my right hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr Pickles), informed the House on 12 November 2012, Official Report, columns 7-9, we are opposed to any imposition on local authorities of costly reorganisations, nor are we in the business of imposing boundary changes, whoever might be seeking them, on the councils concerned.

England’s counties continue to form an important part of our cultural and local identity in this country and people remain deeply attached to their home county. The historic English counties are one of the oldest forms of local government in western Europe, and Somerset itself dates back to both Anglo-Saxon and Norman times. This sense of pride and shared identity is one of the things that binds communities, and indeed our nation, together. Last year, my Department flew the Somerset flag alongside the Union flag to show our support for the county.

Members: Correspondence

Peter Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he intends to reply to the letter of 30 August 2012 from Wychavon district council on the implication for local decision making of government planning policies, a copy of which was sent to him by the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire on 2 September 2012. [128579]

Nick Boles: A reply was sent to Wychavon district council on 14 November.

The response was delayed because it raised a number of important and relatively complex issues.

Non-domestic Rates

Mr Raynsford: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to introduce regulations to give effect to the provisions of the Business Rate Supplement Act 2009 which allow for landlord contributions to business improvement districts in areas where a business rate supplement is being levied. [128252]

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Brandon Lewis: Business improvement districts are an important tool for growth and this is already recognised by landlords who are voluntarily contributing to individual projects. In our response to the Portas review we committed to explore with industry experts how a formal property owner business improvement district scheme may be delivered within the provisions of the Act. Further to that work we are now aiming to issue a consultation paper on how a scheme may work early next year.

Pay

Mr Raab: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of his Department are paid in excess of (a) £80,000 and (b) £100,000. [128490]

Brandon Lewis: As at 31 October 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government had 28 staff being paid in excess of £80,000. Of these, 14 staff are being paid in excess of £100,000. All of the above staff are senior civil servants, the total number of staff in the Department being 1,722.

Details of senior salaries in the Department are published on the Department's website at the following address:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/senior-dclg-employee-salaries

Planning Permission

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's answer to Question 65 of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee's evidence session on 15 October 2012, what discussions (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have had with developers that led them to conclude that developers do not apply for costs for risk of jeopardising their relationship with local authorities. [127123]

Nick Boles: Details of Ministers' meetings with external organisations can be found online at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-communities-and-local-government/series/dclg-ministerial-data

The rationale for Clause 2 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill can be found in the Impact Assessment to the Bill, a copy of which is in the Library of the House.

The broad policy objective is to support development by encouraging all parties in the planning process to behave reasonably; for example by refusing applications only where there are sound reasons to do so; pursuing appeals only where there are good arguments why the council's decision should be overturned; and providing adequate information and/or evidence in line with appeal deadlines.

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authority in England had the largest number of major planning applications in respect of which a decision was made after 13 weeks in the 12 months to June 2012. [127999]

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Nick Boles: The authority with the highest number of major planning applications in respect of which a decision was made after 13 weeks in the 12 months to June 2012 was Cornwall, which decided 85 of its 175 major decisions in more than 13 weeks. This excludes planning performance agreements.

However, this absolute figure is a reflection of the size of the local planning authority, as Cornwall is the third largest local authority in England. What is more important is the proportion of major planning applications which are determined after longer than 13 weeks, not the absolute number.

Research

Chris Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what external policy research his Department has commissioned in each of the last six years; which organisation was commissioned to provide each such piece of research; and what the cost of each such piece of research was. [122364]

Brandon Lewis: The information can be accurately collated only at disproportionate costs.

Notwithstanding, published research reports can be found on my Department's website:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/corporate/researchand statistics/research1/

This includes a significant amount of research commissioned by the last administration that was otherwise unpublished, but which this Government have published in the interests of transparency.

Universal Credit

Mr McCann: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the qualifying conditions for each passported benefit for which he is responsible will change under universal credit. [128411]

Brandon Lewis: The administration of passported benefits is the responsibility of a number of Government Departments and the devolved Administrations. We are currently working across Government to ensure that we introduce universal credit in a way that works smoothly with all passported benefits while ensuring that these benefits continue to be available to the families that need them most.

We will announce our eligibility criteria in due course.

Education

Academies

Mr Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether the Church of England can be a sponsor for a school transitioning to academy status. [127796]

Elizabeth Truss: Church of England dioceses are able to sponsor academies, as are other faith organisations. All potential sponsors are subject to an assessment of their capacity and capability before they are approved to sponsor an academy. The assessment includes:

The educational aims and objectives of the organisation;

Their understanding of the role of an academy sponsor as a leader, accountable for sustainable improvement;

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Evidence of their capacity and capability to deliver their aims and objectives, including any previous experience of working with an underperforming school/schools

The track record of success in their sector.

Children in Care

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish findings and recommendations from the task and finish groups on (a) data sharing around children's residential homes and (b) out of area placements, commissioned to report at the end of September. [127592]

Mr Timpson [holding answer 8 November 2012]:The Expert Data Group has been considering how to safeguard looked after children who go missing, or are at risk of going missing, by developing improved local and national data collection arrangements, and strengthening practice among carers, children's homes, local authorities and the police. Chaired by the Department, the group includes representatives from the Association of Directors of Children's Services, police organisations, The Children's Society and Ofsted. It has met frequently since July and is in the final stages of its work.

The Out of Area Placements Task and Finish Group has been focusing on how to improve arrangements, and the quality of care and support, for looked after children placed ‘out of area' by their local authorities. Chaired by the Department, the group has comprised senior expert representation from children's services, local authorities, providers, Ofsted and others. The Task and Finish Group has met frequently since July. We will consider the proposals from both groups and announce the actions we intend to take in due course.

Work is also under way to fulfil Ministers' commitment to change regulations to allow Ofsted to share information about the location of children's homes with the police and other relevant bodies in their areas. Sharing this information is key to ensuring children in care are properly protected. We intend to run a formal consultation on amended regulations later in the autumn.

Children: Custody

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish draft clauses relating to changes to shared parenting to be proposed in the forthcoming Children Bill. [125282]

Mr Timpson [holding answer 29 October 2012]:The Government published clauses which aim to promote shared parenting on the Department for Education

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website on Monday 5 November. A copy of the clauses and explanatory notes has been placed in the House Libraries.

Children: Malnutrition

Mr Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of undernourishment among children attending school; and what steps he is taking to maximise the availability of free school breakfasts to children affected by undernourishment. [128034]

Elizabeth Truss [holding answer 12 November 2012]: The Department has made no assessment of the prevalence of undernourishment among children attending school.

I understand the importance of children having a healthy breakfast, but if is for schools to decide what, if any, extended services to provide. Many schools already provide breakfast clubs, which parents and pupils can choose to use if they wish.

The requirements on the provision of free school meals only apply to food served at lunchtime. Although we have no plans to extend provision to food served outside of the school day, at breakfast clubs for example, local authorities and schools do have the freedom to provide additional free meals.

Children's Play

Mrs Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of changes in the level of spending on children's play and recreation services by local authorities since May 2010. [128764]

Mr Laws: Provision of children's play and recreation services is a matter for local government. While the coalition Government recognises how important it is that children have safe, free and local places to play, we do not monitor local play provision or collect information on local levels of spending.

Class Sizes

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the teacher-pupil ratio was in (a) England, (b) the west midlands and (c) Birmingham in each of the last five years. [127985]

Mr Laws: The following table provides the publicly funded pupil-teacher ratios in England, the west midlands region and Birmingham local authority in January 2006 to 2009 and November 2010 and 2011.

Local authority maintained(1) pupil-teacher ratios(2, 3), January 2006 to 2009 and November 2010 to 2011, England, west midlands region and Birmingham local authority
 PTR
 EnglandWest midlandsBirmingham

November 2011

17.2

16.7

16.9

November 2010

17.1

16.7

16.3

2009

16.9

16.8

16.3

2008

16.9

16.7

15.7

2007

17.1

17.0

16.3

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2006

17.2

17.3

17.1

(1) The PTR is based on the total FTE number of pupils on roll in local authority maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools and the FTE of all teachers in these schools (including: centrally employed; occasional teachers; those on employment-based routes to QTS; others without QTS, those on paid absence and any replacements). (2) For statistical purposes only, pupils who do not attend both morning and afternoon at least five days a week are regarded as part-time. Each part-time pupil is treated as 0.5 FTE. (3) November 2011 figures are calculated using the latest available figures e.g. January 2012 pupil numbers and November 2011 teacher numbers. Sources: School census for FTE pupils (January 2006 to 2009, 2011 and 2012), for FTE teachers school census and 618g up to and including 2009, school workforce census November 2010 and 2011.

Education: Qualifications

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Education at how many and which mainstream secondary schools 10 per cent or more pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieved (a) no GCSEs at grade A* to C, excluding equivalents and (b) no qualifications in each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available. [128019]

Elizabeth Truss: In 2011, there were 2,177 state-funded mainstream secondary schools with more than five pupils(1) where 10% or more of their pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieved no GCSEs(2) at grade A* to C (excluding equivalents). There were no state-funded mainstream secondary schools with more than five pupils where 10% or more of their pupils at the end of key stage 4 achieved no qualifications.

Lists of these schools and their local authority area have been placed in the House Libraries.

Data for 2012 are not yet available; they will be published in late January 2013.

(1 )Schools with five or fewer pupils at the end of key stage 4 have been excluded from this analysis to protect individual confidentiality.

(2) GCSEs include short-course, full-course and double award GCSEs and accredited iGCSEs and international certificates. Pupils who have achieved at least grade C in a full-course GCSE or iGCSE, a grade CD in a double award or two grade Cs in short courses are deemed to have a GCSE at grade A*-C.

Engineering: Young People

Peter Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the value of the Bloodhound world land speed recent project in encouraging schools to stimulate their pupils to consider careers in engineering; and if he will make a statement. [128146]

Elizabeth Truss: The Bloodhound SSC Programme is one of a number of enhancement and enrichment activities that schools can use to encourage more pupils to study maths and science subjects and to consider a career in engineering. It provides a unique opportunity for schools to help solve some of the design problems in building the car that I very much hope will enable the British team to beat the world land speed record.

Free School Meals

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Education at how many and which (a) primary and (b) secondary schools which fell below the Government's floor targets, fewer than (i) 15, (ii) five and (iii) one per cent of pupils were eligible for free school meals, by local authority area, in the most recent year for which figures are available. [126283]

Elizabeth Truss: In 2011, there were 1,310 primary schools that fell below the Government's floor standard:

210 out of those 1,310 schools had fewer than 15% of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM);

20 schools had fewer than 5% of pupils eligible for FSM;

three schools had fewer than 1% of pupils eligible for FSM.

In 2011, there were 107 secondary schools that fell below the Government's floor standard:

eight out of those 107 schools had fewer than 15% of pupils eligible for FSM;

two schools had fewer than 5% of pupils eligible for FSM;

no schools had fewer than 1% of pupils eligible for FSM.

Lists of these schools and their local authority area have been placed in the House Libraries.

Data for 2012 is not yet available; it will be published in late January 2013.

Mrs Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education when he expects to publish his Department's consultation on eligibility for free school meals under universal credit; and what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the consultation. [128783]

Mr Laws: Given the significant number and complexity of passported benefits across Government —most of which have different eligibility criteria—we are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to simplify free school meals criteria under universal credit, while ensuring that free school meals continue to be available to the families who need them most. Our discussions with the Department for Work and Pensions include discussions about the timetable for introducing new criteria. We want to allow good time to enable schools, local authorities and children's charities to comment on our proposals before we introduce new criteria.

Further Education: Free School Meals

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on take-up of places at further education and sixth form colleges of making students at such colleges eligible for free school meals; [127719]

(2) what representations he has received on extending free school meals to further education and sixth form college students aged 16 to 18 years old; and if he will make a statement. [127721]

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Mr Laws: The Secretary of State for Education, the right hon. Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove), has not assessed the effect on take-up of places at further education and sixth form colleges of making students eligible for free school meals, but we have received representations on their eligibility.

The then Minister for Schools, the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton (Mr Gibb), responded to a Westminster Hall debate on 13 June 2012, Official Report, column 94WH, called by the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Mr Blunkett) on this issue,. It was also raised during Education Questions on 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 595. We have received representations from the chief executive of the Association of Colleges and college principals. We have also responded to correspondence and parliamentary questions from a number of hon. Members.

As I explained in my response on 15 October 2012, Official Report, column 190W, to the right hon. Members

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for Birkenhead (Mr Field) and Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle (Alan Johnson), the hon. Member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton has fulfilled the commitment he made during the debate to raise the issue with his ministerial colleagues, and we are now working through the available options.

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many further education and sixth form college students aged 16 to 18-years-old would be eligible for free school meals if they were attending a school sixth form in (a) Pendle constituency, (b) the North West and (c) nationally. [127720]

Mr Laws: It is not possible to determine whether learners in colleges would meet the current free school meals criteria. However, we can estimate how many 16 to 18-year-olds in FE colleges and sixth form colleges were eligible for free school meals (FSM) when they were in year 11 and this is shown in the following table.

16 to 18-year-olds in further education colleges and sixth form colleges in Pendle, the north west and England, 2010/11 by FSM status at age 15
 Full-time/part-time status in post-16 studyPendleNorth WestEngland

Eligible for FSM at 15

Full-time education

185

18,410

92,365

 

Part-time education

40

2,570

13,800

 

Total

230

20,980

106,165

Not eligible for FSM at 15

Full-time education

1,015

89,050

530,510

 

Part-time education

185

7;580

57,990

 

Total

1,200

96,630

588,500

     

Unknown FSM status at 15

Full-time education

90

8,470

65,720

 

Part-time education

30

3,235

19,205

 

Total

115

11,700

84,925

     

All

Full-time education

1,290

115,930

688,595

 

Part-time education

255

13,385

90,995

 

Total

1,545

129,315

779,590

Note: Data are rounded to the nearest 5 students. The components of each table may not sum to the total due to independent rounding

Grammar Schools: Free School Meals

Andrew Griffiths: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many and what proportion of pupils at each state grammar school were eligible for free school meals in each local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available. [128096]

Mr Laws: The information requested is shown in the following table.

The latest information on the number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals (including school level data) has been published as part of the “Schools, Pupils and their Characteristics, January 2012” Statistical First Release at

http://www.education.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s001071/index.shtml

Selective schools(1, 2): Number and percentage of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals. January 2012. By local authority area in England
Unique Reference Number (URN)LA codeLA nameSchool numberSchool nameNumber on roll(3, 4)Number of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals(3, 4)Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals

101354

302

Barnet

4752

The Henrietta Barnett School

466

12

2.6

136290

302

Barnet

5401

Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

893

16

1.8

101361

302

Barnet

5404

St Michael's Catholic Grammar School

476

19

4.0

136369

303

Bexley

4000

Bexley Grammar School

991

28

2.8

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137769

303

Bexley

4001

Townley Grammar School for Girls

1,032

32

3.1

137423

303

Bexley

4009

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

959

21

2.2

136334

303

Bexley

5403

Beths Grammar School

801

13

1.6

136551

305

Bromley

5405

Newstead Wood School

676

7

1.0

101676

305

Bromley

5410

St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School

594

3

0.5

102055

308

Enfield

5400

The Latymer School

901

38

4.2

136615

314

Kingston upon Thames

4010

The Tiffin Girls' School

601

12

2.0

136910

314

Kingston upon Thames

5400

Tiffin School

715

19

2.7

102850

317

Redbridge

4007

Ilford County High School

600

23

3.8

102852

317

Redbridge

4025

Woodford County High School

600

29

4.8

136621

319

Sutton

5400

Wilson's School

751

14

1.9

136795

319

Sutton

5401

Nonsuch High School for Girls

901

16

1.8

136787

319

Sutton

5404

Sutton Grammar School

601

10

1.7

136789

319

Sutton

5405

Wallington High School for Girls

898

23

2.6

136798

319

Sutton

5407

Wallington County Grammar School

621

11

1.8

136778

330

Birmingham

4300

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

753

31

4.1

103535

330

Birmingham

4660

Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

618

37

6.0

103549

330

Birmingham

5402

Handsworth Grammar School

719

104

14.5

137047

330

Birmingham

5404

King Edward VI Handsworth School

641

44

6.9

137046

330

Birmingham

5405

King Edward VI Five Ways School

784

22

2.8

137044

330

Birmingham

5406

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls

605

34

5.6

137045

330

Birmingham

5407

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

464

11

2.4

137043

330

Birmingham

5408

King Edward VI Aston School

522

67

12.8

136777

335

Walsall

5403

Queen Mary's High School

481

31

6.4

136773

335

Walsall

5404

Queen Mary's Grammar School

479

15

3.1

104402

336

Wolverhampton

5400

Wolverhampton Girls' High School

535

10

1.9

104704

341

Liverpool

5404

The Blue Coat School

611

33

5.4

137171

344

Wirral

4052

Wirral Grammar School for Girls

806

24

3.0

137243

344

Wirral

4056

West Kirby Grammar School

848

21

2.5

105112

344

Wirral

5400

Calday Grange Grammar School

917

30

3.3

137476

344

Wirral

5401

Wirral Grammar School for Boys

774

33

4.3

136780

344

Wirral

5900

St Anselm's College

650

35

5.4

105115

344

Wirral

5901

Upton Hall School FCJ

722

30

4.2

106368

358

Trafford

4025

Stretford Grammar School

638

64

10.0

136498

358

Trafford

4029

Sale Grammar School

914

18

2.0

136458

358

Trafford

5404

Altrincham Grammar School for Boys

937

5

0.5

136297

358

Trafford

5405

Urmston Grammar Academy

642

17

2.6

137289

358

Trafford

5407

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

946

19

2.0

131315

358

Trafford

5900

St Ambrose College

724

20

2.8

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106378

358

Trafford

5901

Loreto Grammar School

780

14

1.8

136788

381

Calderdale

5400

The North Halifax Grammar School

781

13

1.7

107575

381

Calderdale

5401

The Crossley Heath School

779

18

2.3

136283

382

Kirklees

5401

Heckmondwike Grammar School

785

28

3.6

121694

815

North Yorkshire

4215

Ripon Grammar School

598

6

1.0

136664

815

North Yorkshire

4518

Skipton Girls' High School

566

9

1.6

121716

815

North Yorkshire

4608

Ermysted's Grammar School

557

11

2.0

136771

825

Buckinghamshire

4009

John Hampden Grammar School

778

7

0.9

137564

825

Buckinghamshire

4051

Burnham Grammar School

687

25

3.6

136846

825

Buckinghamshire

4058

Aylesbury High School

891

6

0.7

137219

825

Buckinghamshire

4061

Dr Challoner's High School

753

6

0.8

136845

825

Buckinghamshire

4065

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

758

20

2.6

137091

825

Buckinghamshire

4079

Chesham Grammar School

847

7

0.8

136884

825

Buckinghamshire

4500

Aylesbury Grammar School

911

3

0.3

137344

825

Buckinghamshire

4501

Royal Latin School

877

13

1.5

136723

825

Buckinghamshire

4503

Wycombe High School

916

25

2.7

136419

825

Buckinghamshire

4504

Dr Challoner's Grammar School

905

4

0.4

136781

825

Buckinghamshire

4505

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School

656

x

x

110528

825

Buckinghamshire

5402

Beaconsfield High School

745

4

0.5

136484

825

Buckinghamshire

5404

The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

971

9

0.9

136368

836

Poole

5403

Parkstone Grammar School

749

20

2.7

136850

836

Poole

5409

Poole Grammar School

704

24

3.4

137452

837

Bournemouth

5400

Bournemouth School

747

23

3.1

136996

837

Bournemouth

5405

Bournemouth School for Girls

799

18

2.3

136460

861

Stoke-on-Trent

5901

St Joseph's College

660

11

1.7

136391

865

Wiltshire

5412

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls

645

8

1.2

136500

865

Wiltshire

5413

Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School

604

3

0.5

136449

870

Reading

5401

Reading School

597

5

0.8

136448

870

Reading

5413

Kendrick School

474

7

1.5

110084

871

Slough

4700

St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School

626

5

0.8

136521

871

Slough

5405

Langley Grammar School

752

17

2.3

110103

871

Slough

5407

Herschel Grammar School

619

21

3.4

136420

871

Slough

5408

Slough Grammar School

794

36

4.5

136366

878

Devon

5400

Colyton Grammar School

599

17

2.8

136588

879

Plymouth

4152

Devonport High School for Girls

602

23

3.8

113532

879

Plymouth

4155

Plymouth High School for Girls

600

24

4.0

136496

879

Plymouth

5406

Devonport High School for Boys

863

18

2.1

136506

880

Torbay

4114

Torquay Girls Grammar School

602

18

3.0

136388

880

Torbay

4116

Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy

651

31

4.8

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136321

880

Torbay

5401

Torquay Boys' Grammar School

774

19

2.5

136412

881

Essex

5410

Chelmsford County High School for Girls

600

5

0.8

136642

881

Essex

5411

King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford

561

5

0.9

137814

881

Essex

5443

Colchester Royal Grammar School

495

8

1.6

137515

881

Essex

5454

Colchester County High School for Girls

560

6

1.1

136272

882

Southend-on-Sea

5401

Westcliff High School for Boys Academy

769

10

1.3

136490

882

Southend-on-Sea

5423

Westcliff High School for Girls

762

25

3.3

136444

882

Southend-on-Sea

5428

Southend High School for Girls

745

23

3.1

136443

882

Southend-on-Sea

5446

Southend High School for Boys

742

12

1.6

118789

886

Kent

4043

Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

723

13

1.8

118790

886

Kent

4045

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

923

22

2.4

136455

886

Kent

4046

Weald of Kent Grammar School

797

10

1.3

136582

886

Kent

4058

Invicta Grammar School

890

30

3.4

136305

886

Kent

4080

Highsted Grammar School

649

21

3.2

136379

886

Kent

4092

Highworth Grammar School for Girls

920

25

2.7

118805

886

Kent

4101

The Harvey Grammar School

673

49

7.3

118806

886

Kent

4109

Dover Grammar School for Girls

603

28

4.6

136385

886

Kent

4118

The Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School Federation

470

23

4.9

118835

886

Kent

4522

Maidstone Grammar School

910

23

2.5

118836

886

Kent

4523

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

900

14

1.6

137800

886

Kent

4527

Borden Grammar School

577

27

4.7

118838

886

Kent

4528

The Norton Knatchbull School

739

25

3.4

118840

886

Kent

4534

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

807

16

2.0

118843

886

Kent

4622

The Judd School

647

10

1.5

137250

886

Kent

5400

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls

616

14

2.3

137227

886

Kent

5403

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

648

15

2.3

136359

886

Kent

5406

Dartford Grammar School

768

13

1.7

118883

886

Kent

5411

Dartford Grammar School for Girls

806

22

2.7

118884

886

Kent

5412

Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys

640

20

3.1

137739

886

Kent

5416

Cranbrook School

456

x

x

118890

886

Kent

5418

The Skinners' School

596

3

0.5

136727

886

Kent

5422

Oakwood Park Grammar School

741

26

3.5

136501

886

Kent

5428

Sir Roger Manwood's School

627

19

3.0

118909

886

Kent

5437

The Folkestone School for Girls

775

48

6.2

136417

886

Kent

5443

Tonbridge Grammar School

749

4

0.5

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137474

886

Kent

5444

Barton Court Grammar School

637

25

3.9

136570

886

Kent

5449

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

654

16

2.4

118931

886

Kent

5459

Dover Grammar School for Boys

605

41

6.8

136585

886

Kent

5460

Dane Court Grammar School

862

52

6.0

136382

886

Kent

5462

The Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School Federation

538

27

5.0

137099

886

Kent

5465

Gravesend Grammar School

779

26

3.3

118787

886

Kent

5467

Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

728

29

4.0

136594

887

Medway

4068

Chatham Grammar School for Boys

595

31

5.2

136337

887

Medway

4069

Fort Pitt Grammar School

592

34

5.7

136662

887

Medway

4530

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School

868

32

3.7

136864

887

Medway

5420

Rainham Mark Grammar School

889

34

3.8

137389

887

Medway

5429

Chatham Grammar School for Girls

576

29

5.0

136313

887

Medway

5445

The Rochester Grammar School

847

30

3.5

119809

888

Lancashire

5400

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

749

15

2.0

136742

888

Lancashire

5401

Lancaster Royal Grammar School

713

15

2.1

136381

888

Lancashire

5402

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School

565

12

2.1

136390

888

Lancashire

5403

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

597

7

1.2

136516

894

Telford and Wrekin

4364

Newport Girls' High School

280

4

1.4

137446

894

Telford and Wrekin

5400

Adams' Grammar School

531

4

0.8

136732

909

Cumbria

5401

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

603

5

0.8

136306

916

Gloucestershire

4001

Sir Thomas Rich's School

574

7

1.2

136666

916

Gloucestershire

4002

High School for Girls

620

9

1.5

136767

916

Gloucestershire

5400

Ribston Hall High School

569

16

2.8

137123

916

Gloucestershire

5401

Marling School

618

17

2.8

136874

916

Gloucestershire

5402

Stroud High School

629

8

1.3

136353

916

Gloucestershire

5403

Pate's Grammar School

628

5

0.8

136578

916

Gloucestershire

5404

The Crypt School

583

28

4.8

120632

925

Lincolnshire

4004

Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School

870

15

1.7

137667

925

Lincolnshire

4005

Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy

626

14

2.2

120640

925

Lincolnshire

4022

Boston High School

436

7

1.6

120642

925

Lincolnshire

4027

Spalding High School

735

25

3.4

120655

925

Lincolnshire

4065

The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough

907

30

3.3

137793

925

Lincolnshire

4501

Bourne Grammar School

754

10

1.3

120665

925

Lincolnshire

4603

Spalding Grammar School

664

17

2.6

120696

925

Lincolnshire

5400

The Skegness Grammar School

497

16

3.2

136315

925

Lincolnshire

5401

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford—A Selective Academy

439

19

4.3

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137166

925

Lincolnshire

5402

The King's School, Grantham

738

19

2.6

137213

925

Lincolnshire

5403

Carre's Grammar School

573

18

3.1

120701

925

Lincolnshire

5405

The King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth

607

6

1.0

136350

925

Lincolnshire

5406

Caistor Grammar School

474

7

1.5

120707

925

Lincolnshire

5411

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle

595

11

1.8

120720

925

Lincolnshire

5424

The Boston Grammar School

353

17

4.8

137235

937

Warwickshire

4002

Stratford-Upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls

372

5

1.3

137302

937

Warwickshire

4601

King Edward VI School

399

4

1.0

125753

937

Warwickshire

4620

Lawrence Sheriff School

579

5

0.9

136595

937

Warwickshire

5406

Rugby High School

471

10

2.1

136622

937

Warwickshire

5407

Alcester Grammar School

464

5

1.1

x = 1 or 2 pupils, or a percentage based on 1 or 2 pupils. (1) Includes middle schools as deemed. (2) Includes secondary academies. (3) Includes full time and part time pupils who are sole or dual main registrations. Includes boarders. (4) Pupils who have full time attendance and are aged 15 or under, or pupils who have part time attendance and are aged between 5 and 15. Source: School Census