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Relate Leicestershire; commenced 12 June 1997;
South Yorkshire Family Mediation; commenced 16 June 1997;
Relate Birmingham Marriage Guidance; commenced 17 June 1997;
Family Mediation Cardiff; commenced 23 June 1997;
Relate Northumberland and Tyneside; commenced on 13 October 1997;
NCH Action for Children London; commenced 12 January 1998;
Greater Manchester Probation Committee; commenced 13 January 1998;
Wiltshire Probation Committee; will commence 30 March 1998.
Information about the amounts of grant-in-aid paid must remain confidential at present, as negotiations are continuing in relation to further pilots and disclosure of costings would be likely to affect my department's negotiating position with potential pilot providers.
Lord McIntosh of Haringey: All departments encourage applications from under-represented groups using various methods, including advertising, to establish a field of candidates. In accordance with the
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn): My right honourable friend the Home Secretary carries special responsibility for community relations issues. In addition, all members of the Cabinet are responsible individually for ensuring that their policies impact fairly on and address the needs of members of ethnic minority communities.
Lord Williams of Mostyn: Information on the average point score per pupil by subject is not available centrally and could be provided only by incurring disproportionate cost. The following table shows the average point score per A-level (or AS equivalent) examination entry. For most subjects, where there is only one examination available, this is likely to approximate closely the average score per pupil. However, for mathematics, where pupils can sit more than one examination in a year, there may be some differences.
|Comprehensive schools (b)|
|Further education colleges|
|All institutions (e)|
(a) A-level point score is calculated on the following basis:
A-levels: Grade A=10 points, B=8, C=6, D=4, E=2.
AS examinations: Grade A=5 points, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.
(b) LEA and grant maintained secondary schools.
(c) All syllabuses including statistics.
(d) Includes Human Biology.
(e) Includes special schools and pupil referral units.
Whether they will publish data for Wales showing for all state schools, independent schools and all schools taken together, the percentage of all
11 year-old pupils in each of the years 1994 to 1997 passing National Curriculum tests at level 4 or better together with the average level attained per pupil and the corresponding average subject age of pupils, calculated using the relationship between expected National Curriculum level and actual pupil age published by the Department for Education and Employment, in the following subjects: mathematics, English and science, showing separately for state schools the percentages and averages for local education authority schools, voluntary schools (including together voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, and special agreement schools) and
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Lord Williams of Mostyn: Industrial action by teachers severely affected Key Stage 2 testing arrangements in Wales in 1994 and to a lesser extent, in 1995. As a result, no reliable figures can be compiled for 1994. Participation was higher in 1995 and national figures for Wales were published for all subjects apart from Welsh. The information requested is shown in the following tables. These figures do not attempt to define an average level of pupil performance. There would be no correspondence between any such average and the National Curriculum level descriptions, which are designed to be rounded descriptions of performance. Average subject ages have not been calculated as a disproportionate cost would be incurred.
|Type of School||1995||1996||1997|
|Local Education Authority (LEA) (excluding voluntary) maintained primary and special schools||864||1,211||1,214|
|Voluntary maintained primary schools||197||241||240|
|Grant Maintained (GM) primary schools||4||5||5|
|Year||Number of pupils assessed||Percentage at Level 4 or above|
|LEA (excluding voluntary) maintained primary and special schools|
|Voluntary Primary Schools|
|GM Primary Schools|
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