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The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Mathematics) Order 1989 S.I. 1989/308. The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in Science) Order 1989 S.I. 1989/309. The Education (Teachers) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 S.I. 1989/329.

The Education (Schools and Further and Higher) Regulations 1989 S.I. 1989/351.

The Education (Higher Education Corporations) (Designated Staff) Order 1989 S.I. 1989/369.

The Education (Pre-Scheme Financial Statements) Regulations 1989 S.I. 1989/370.

The Education (Prescribed Public Examinations) Regulations 1989 S.I. 1989/377.

The Education (Schools Hours & Policies) (Information) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/398.

The Education (Bulmershe College of Higher Education Higher Education Corporation) (Dissolution) Order 1989 S.I. 1989/408. The Education (West Midlands College of Higher Education Higher Education Corporation) (Dissolution) Order 1989.

The Education (Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology Higher Education Corporation) (Dissolution) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/410. The Education (Listed Bodies) (Amendment) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/597.

The Education (Recognised Awards) (Amendment) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/598.

The Education Reform Act 1988 (Commencement No. 7) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/710 c.20.

The Education (National Curriculum) (Modern Foreign Languages) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/825.

The Education (Modification of Enactments Relating to Employment) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/901.

The Education (National Curriculum) (Attainment Targets and Programmes of Study in English) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/907. The Education (School Curriculum and Related Information) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/954.

The Education (Inner London Education Authority) (Continuity and Offers of Employment) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1040.

The Education (Inner London Education Authority) (Transitional and Supplementary Provisions (No. 2) Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1135. The Education (School Curriculum and Related Information) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1136.

The Education (National Curriculum) (Temporary Exceptions for Individual Pupils) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1181.

The Education (School Records) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1261.

The Education (Inner London Education Authority) Schools Designation Order 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1280.

The Education (Grant Maintained Schools) (Finance) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1287.

The Education (Pre-Scheme Financial Statements) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1288.

The Education (Teachers) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1319. The Education (Financial Delegation to Schools) (Mandatory Exceptions) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1352.

The Education (Further and Higher Education Funding Schemes) (Publication and Information) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1452. The Education (Adult Education Centres Funding Schemes) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1468.

The Education (Grant Maintained Schools) (Publication of Proposals) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1469.

The Education (Proposed Further and Higher Education Institutions) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1470.

The Education (Teachers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1989 S.I. No. 1989/1541.

The Education (Designated Institutions) (Amendment) Order 1989 S.I. 1989/2055.


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Chronological list of des circulars

1/89 9 January Education Reform Act 88: Local arrangements for the consideration of school complaints.

2/89 12 January Education Reform Act 88: Charges for school activities.

3/89 20 January Education Reform Act 88: Religious education and collective worship.

5/89 22 February Education Reform Act 88: The school curriculum and assessment.

6/89 7 March Education Reform Act 88: National Curriculum: Mathematics and Science orders under section 4.

7/89 22 March Teachers (Compensation for redundancy and premature retirement regulations 1989.

9/89 19 May Education Reform Act 88: Modern foreign languages in the national curriculum.

10/89 31 May Education Reform Act 88: English in the National Curriculum Key Stage One: order under section 4.

11/89 31 May Education Reform Act 88: Statutory approval of qualification under section 5. [Annex 3 revised on 31st July]. 13/89 9 June Local management of schools and further and higher education colleges: order under section 222 of Education Reform Act 88.

14/89 12 June Education (school curriculum and related information) regulations 1989.

15/89 11 July National Curriculum: temporary exceptions from the National Curriculum.

18/89 16 August The Education (Teachers) Regulations 1989. 19/89 19 August Adult continuing education and the Education Reform Act 1988: Planning and delegation Schemes.

21/89 23 August Grant-maintained schools: Financial Arrangements. 22/89 29 September Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs: Procedures within the Education, Health and Social Services.

23/89 8 November Special schools for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Other documents

Statutory Approval of Qualifictions : Draft Circular.

The Education (School Curriculum and Related Information) Regulations 1989 : Draft Circular.

Education Reform Act 1988 : Opportunity, Information, Action : The Replan guide to the Education Reform Act for People working with unwaged adults.

ERA : A Bulletin for School Teachers and Governors : Spring 1989 : Issue 2.

National Curriculum : From Policy into Practice.

Grant Maintained Schools : Financial Arrangements : Consultation Paper.

Length and Control of School Sessions : Draft Circular. Education (Teachers) Regulations 1989 : Draft Circular. LMS [Local Management of Schools] : Draft Regulations on Mandatory Exceptions.

ERA : A Bulletin for Schools Teachers and Governors : Summer 1989 Issue 3.

Recognised Degree Courses in the United Kingdom.

National Curriculum : Draft Key stage 1 order for English. Guide for College Governors.

National Curriculum History Working Group : Interim Report National Curiculum : Draft Orders for Mathematics and Science Mathematics in the National Curriculum.

Science in the National Curriculum.

Mathematics in the National Curriculum : Amendment pages. National Curriculum : Temporary Exemptions for Individual Pupils Draft Regulations and Circular.

English in the National Curriculum.

National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents.

National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Bengali]. National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Chinese].


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National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Greek].

National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Gujerati]. National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Hindi].

National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Panjabi]. National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Turkish]. National Curriculum : A Guide for Parents [In Urdu].

Tomorrow's schools : A Guide for Parents.

Grant Maintained Schools : Model Instruments and Articles of Government.

Guide to the Law for Grant Maintained School Governors. School Governors : How to become a Grant Maintained School.

Middle School Systems

Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science which English local education authorities operate a middle school system ; how many middle schools there are ; and which of these are for ages nine to 13 years.

Mr. Alan Howarth : The information requested as at January 1989 is given in the following table.


Local Education Authorities operating a Middle School System     

January 1989                                                     

                       |Total schools|9-13 Schools               

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Ealing                 |31           |-                          

Harrow                 |18           |-                          

Merton                 |14           |14                         

Birmingham             |14           |-                          

Dudley                 |3            |-                          

Rochdale               |9            |-                          

Barnsley               |2            |1                          

Doncaster              |40           |17                         

Sheffield              |38           |-                          

Bradford               |63           |59                         

Kirklees               |11           |8                          

Leeds                  |64           |60                         

Wakefield              |28           |19                         

Newcastle-upon-Tyne    |9            |9                          

North Tyneside         |15           |15                         

Bedfordshire           |43           |43                         

Berkshire              |14           |4                          

Buckinghamshire        |67           |-                          

Cambridgeshire         |1            |1                          

Devon                  |15           |5                          

Dorset                 |26           |18                         

East Sussex            |1            |-                          

Hampshire              |74           |-                          

Hereford and Worcester |39           |30                         

Hertfordshire          |9            |9                          

Humberside             |23           |4                          

Isle of Wight          |16           |16                         

Kent                   |10           |10                         

Leicestershire         |9            |-                          

Norfolk                |59           |-                          

North Yorkshire        |2            |-                          

Northamptonshire       |23           |23                         

Northumberland         |45           |45                         

Nottinghamshire        |8            |8                          

Oxfordshire            |12           |12                         

Shropshire             |3            |3                          

Somerset               |9            |9                          

Staffordshire          |14           |14                         

Suffolk                |39           |39                         

Surrey                 |104          |-                          

Warwickshire           |56           |-                          

West Sussex            |28           |2                          

Wiltshire              |5            |5                          

                                                                 

England                |1,113        |502                        


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Genetic Research

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement further to his statement at the Royal Society on 14 November that lay people have a role to play in genetic research.

Mr. Jackson : My right hon. Friend referred, in his address at the Royal Society, to the fundamental ethical issues raised by genetic research. He commented that this is an area where lay people as well as scientists, theologians, philosophers and politicians have an important role to play in bringing the benefit of a varied and balanced range of views.

Marine Science

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the remarks in his statement to the Royal Society on 14 November concerning those aspects of marine science which are best addressed on an international co-operative basis.

Mr. Jackson : As my right hon. Friend told the Royal Society seminar, one objective in developing international scientific collaboration is to undertake research and development projects whose size or complexity make them impossible for one nation alone. Aspects of marine science that fit this criterion include the study of ocean circulation to improve understanding of how the oceans affect the Earth's climate ; the study of global marine processes such as biogeochemical ocean fluxes and air-sea interactions, also critical to understanding the role of the oceans in determining climate ; and studies of the North sea, including the development of water quality models.

Teachers (Modern Languages)

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the shortage of teachers of modern languages in schools prior to 1992.

Mr. Alan Howarth : This information is not available in the form requested. We project an overall shortage of about 1,000 modern languages teachers in 1995, with similar shortages in intervening years.

Education Reform

Mrs. Mahon : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science by how much he expects the budgets of opted-out schools to increase.

Mrs. Rumbold : Funding for a grant-maintained school is calculated according to what its former maintaining local education authority would have spent on the school. This includes a per pupil share of the LEA's indirect spending on schools in the form of

centrally-provided services. That share varies from one school and LEA to another but to date has been equal on average to about 15 per cent. of LEA's direct spending on schools.

Pre-development Research

Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has for pre-development research.

Mr. Jackson : My Department's main activity in the field of pre- development research--collaborative pre-competitive research involving the science base and


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industry--is through the research councils' participation in the Government's LINK initiative. There are currently 21 approved programmes, representing a total Government commitment of some £150 million, of which the research councils are contributing just over one third.

Student Loans

Mr. Coombs : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about the administration of student loans.

Mr. John MacGregor : Agreement has been reached between the Government and a number of financial institutions on the next steps in preparatory work for the student loans scheme.

A company, Student Loans Company Limited, is being formed. The company will be wholly owned by Barclays Bank plc, Midland Bank plc, National Westminster Bank plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, TSB Bank plc, Girobank plc, Allied Irish Banks plc, Bank of Ireland, Northern Bank Limited and Ulster Bank Limited. I am placing a copy of the memorandum of understanding, which has been signed by the participating financial institutions, in the Library of the House. Additional financial institutions will be invited to become shareholders in Student Loans Company Limited when a brochure is issued.

Contracts will be placed by the Government with Student Loans Company Limited for preparatory work on the students loans scheme, the cost of which in 1989-90 will be met by estimates already approved by Parliament. The company's first task will be to sign a contract for the central loans processing system. Contractual negotiations are already in hand.

Subject to the passage of the necessary legislation and to final agreement being reached between the Government and the financial institutions, the Government intend to enter into a contract with the company for the administration of the scheme itself. As indicated in my predecessor's oral statement on 19 June at columns 21-22, the Government will fund the company for the administrative costs of the scheme and for the loans themselves and will pay a transaction fee of £12 per student loan application per year in return for the costs incurred at the branches of the financial institutions where certificates of entitlement are presented. The Government and the participating financial institutions agree that this fee represents a reasonable return for the work involved. The loans will be available to all eligible higher education students without reference to their credit rating.

I am also placing in the Library of the House a copy of the report prepared by Price Waterhouse on state 2 of preparatory work on the student loans scheme, in fulfilment of the undertaking given to the hon. Member for Blackburn in my written answer of 17 October, at col. 89.

Student Income and Expenditure (Survey)

Mr. Couchman : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the results of the recent survey of student income and expenditure conducted by Research Services Ltd. will be published.

Mr. Jackson : I understand that Research Services Limited will be publishing the survey report today. I shall place copies in the Library.


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Examinations (Attainment)

Mr. Straw : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish tables for each local education authority for England, giving the average level of attainment of pupils in public examinations for the latest available date, adjusted to take account of the socio-economic background of pupils in each area in a manner similar to that used by his Department in its statistical bulletins, and the ranking of local education authorities when data are adjusted in this way, and when unadjusted.

Mr. MacGregor [holding answer 9 November 1989] : I will write to the hon. Member.


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Statemented Children

Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will publish a table showing, for local education authorities in England in each of the last three years for which records exist (a) how many children and what proportion of children of school age have been statemented as having special educational needs and (b) what extra resources in terms of teacher hours per statemented pupil per year have been made available by each local education authority in England respectively.

Mr. Alan Howarth [pursuant to the reply, 31 October, c. 113] : The number of children with statements of special educational needs in maintained schools and these children as a percentage of all pupils in maintained schools for whom each local education authority is responsible in England in 1986, 1987 and 1988 is given in the following table.


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Number of children with statements in maintained schools                                                                                                                  

                        Pupils with statements                                         As a percentage of all                                                             

                                             pupils in maintained                                                                                                         

                                             schools                                                                                                                      

January of each year   |1986                |1987                |1988                |1986                |1987                |1988                                     

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Barking                |300                 |294                 |276                 |1.3                 |1.3                 |1.2                                      

Barnet                 |519                 |514                 |508                 |1.3                 |1.4                 |1.4                                      

Bexley                 |592                 |631                 |639                 |1.8                 |1.9                 |2.0                                      

Brent                  |<1>                 |401                 |423                 |<1>                 |1.1                 |1.1                                      

Bromley                |666                 |618                 |766                 |1.7                 |1.7                 |2.1                                      

Croydon                |760                 |823                 |999                 |1.7                 |1.9                 |2.4                                      

Ealing                 |558                 |579                 |541                 |1.4                 |1.5                 |1.4                                      

Enfield                |657                 |629                 |577                 |1.7                 |1.6                 |1.5                                      

Haringey               |405                 |372                 |358                 |1.4                 |1.4                 |1.3                                      

Harrow                 |408                 |398                 |451                 |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.7                                      

Havering               |560                 |537                 |537                 |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.5                                      

Hillingdon             |488                 |475                 |514                 |1.4                 |1.4                 |1.6                                      

Hounslow               |391                 |610                 |684                 |1.3                 |2.0                 |2.3                                      

Kingston upon Thames   |283                 |296                 |283                 |1.6                 |1.7                 |1.7                                      

Merton                 |52                  |149                 |248                 |0.2                 |0.7                 |1.2                                      

Newham                 |680                 |698                 |693                 |1.8                 |1.9                 |2.0                                      

Redbridge              |537                 |534                 |512                 |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.7                                      

Richmond upon Thames   |253                 |265                 |281                 |1.6                 |1.7                 |1.8                                      

Sutton                 |218                 |455                 |413                 |1.0                 |2.0                 |1.9                                      

Waltham Forest         |700                 |675                 |475                 |2.1                 |2.1                 |1.5                                      

Inner London           |6,665               |6,961               |6,817               |2.4                 |2.6                 |2.5                                      

Birmingham             |3,402               |3,470               |3,533               |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.1                                      

Coventry               |981                 |983                 |947                 |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.0                                      

Dudley                 |852                 |814                 |826                 |1.8                 |1.7                 |1.8                                      

Sandwell               |1,050               |1,043               |1,042               |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.1                                      

Solihull               |120                 |182                 |245                 |0.3                 |0.5                 |0.7                                      

Walsall                |708                 |713                 |715                 |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.6                                      

Wolverhampton          |727                 |667                 |719                 |1.6                 |1.6                 |1.7                                      

Knowsley               |340                 |486                 |596                 |1.1                 |1.6                 |2.0                                      

Liverpool              |1,606               |1,638               |1,638               |2.0                 |2.1                 |2.1                                      

St. Helens             |528                 |518                 |409                 |1.6                 |1.6                 |1.3                                      

Sefton                 |535                 |607                 |648                 |1.1                 |1.3                 |1.4                                      

Wirral                 |951                 |922                 |714                 |1.8                 |1.7                 |1.4                                      

Bolton                 |543                 |521                 |533                 |1.2                 |1.2                 |1.2                                      

Bury                   |474                 |470                 |531                 |1.7                 |1.7                 |2.0                                      

Manchester             |222                 |420                 |690                 |0.3                 |0.6                 |1.0                                      

Oldham                 |651                 |577                 |517                 |1.7                 |1.5                 |1.4                                      

Rochdale               |642                 |658                 |654                 |1.7                 |1.8                 |1.8                                      

Salford                |723                 |636                 |525                 |1.9                 |1.7                 |1.5                                      

Stockport              |666                 |676                 |795                 |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.8                                      

Tameside               |735                 |626                 |676                 |2.0                 |1.7                 |1.9                                      

Trafford               |389                 |531                 |545                 |1.3                 |1.8                 |1.8                                      

Wigan                  |198                 |255                 |418                 |0.4                 |0.5                 |0.8                                      

Barnsley               |422                 |432                 |406                 |1.1                 |1.2                 |1.1                                      

Doncaster              |115                 |766                 |808                 |0.2                 |1.5                 |1.6                                      

Rotherham              |792                 |809                 |833                 |1.8                 |1.8                 |2.0                                      

Sheffield              |1,341               |1,292               |1,254               |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.7                                      

Bradford               |1,338               |1,265               |1,231               |1.6                 |1.5                 |1.5                                      

Calderdale             |316                 |334                 |350                 |0.9                 |1.0                 |1.1                                      

Kirklees               |953                 |940                 |1,119               |1.4                 |1.5                 |1.8                                      

Leeds                  |1,482               |2,017               |1,836               |1.3                 |1.8                 |1.7                                      

Wakefield              |863                 |807                 |783                 |1.7                 |1.6                 |1.6                                      

Gateshead              |569                 |568                 |483                 |1.7                 |1.8                 |1.6                                      

Newcastle-upon-Tyne    |793                 |785                 |770                 |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.0                                      

North Tyneside         |538                 |553                 |601                 |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.9                                      

South Tyneside         |378                 |411                 |457                 |1.5                 |1.7                 |1.9                                      

Sunderland             |926                 |893                 |825                 |1.8                 |1.7                 |1.7                                      

Isles of Scilly        |1                   |0                   |0                   |0.3                 |0.0                 |0.0                                      

Avon                   |6,208               |3,394               |3,321               |4.6                 |2.5                 |2.5                                      

Bedfordshire           |1,376               |1,311               |1,385               |1.6                 |1.6                 |1.7                                      

Berkshire              |1,964               |1,921               |1,686               |1.8                 |1.8                 |1.6                                      

Buckinghamshire        |2,462               |2,429               |2,441               |2.5                 |2.4                 |2.5                                      

Cambridgeshire         |1,796               |1,149               |1,554               |1.8                 |1.2                 |1.6                                      

Cheshire               |3,149               |2,979               |3,048               |2.0                 |1.9                 |2.0                                      

Cleveland              |2,189               |2,140               |2,218               |2.1                 |2.1                 |2.2                                      

Cornwall               |1,038               |1,227               |1,316               |1.5                 |1.8                 |1.9                                      

Cumbria                |1,157               |1,236               |1,411               |1.5                 |1.6                 |1.9                                      

Derbyshire             |2,664               |3,002               |2,824               |1.8                 |2.1                 |2.0                                      

Devon                  |2,447               |2,609               |2,821               |1.8                 |2.0                 |2.1                                      

Dorset                 |1,450               |1,614               |1,705               |1.8                 |2.1                 |2.1                                      

Durham                 |1,479               |1,335               |1,528               |1.5                 |1.4                 |1.6                                      

East Sussex            |1,431               |1,439               |1,493               |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.8                                      

Essex                  |3,962               |3,813               |4,057               |1.7                 |1.6                 |1.8                                      

Gloucestershire        |203                 |614                 |534                 |0.3                 |0.8                 |0.7                                      

Hampshire              |4,229               |4,041               |4,264               |1.9                 |1.9                 |2.0                                      

Hereford and Worcester |33                  |95                  |191                 |0.03                |0.1                 |0.2                                      

Hertfordshire          |3,088               |3,182               |3,636               |2.0                 |2.1                 |2.5                                      

Humberside             |2,205               |2,088               |1,962               |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.4                                      

Isle of Wight          |298                 |288                 |309                 |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.8                                      

Kent                   |4,123               |3,838               |4,264               |1.8                 |1.7                 |1.9                                      

Lancashire             |3,441               |3,481               |3,361               |1.6                 |1.6                 |1.6                                      

Leicestershire         |1,632               |1,637               |1,748               |1.1                 |1.2                 |1.3                                      

Lincolnshire           |1,715               |1,708               |1,770               |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.1                                      

Norfolk                |1,567               |1,790               |1,937               |1.5                 |1.7                 |1.9                                      

North Yorkshire        |1,535               |1,546               |1,446               |1.5                 |1.5                 |1.5                                      

Northamptonshire       |1,646               |1,521               |1,236               |1.7                 |1.6                 |1.3                                      

Northumberland         |816                 |829                 |817                 |1.6                 |1.7                 |1.7                                      

Nottinghamshire        |2,267               |2,159               |2,085               |1.4                 |1.4                 |1.4                                      

Oxfordshire            |847                 |779                 |728                 |1.1                 |1.1                 |1.0                                      

Shropshire             |1,063               |1,093               |1,238               |1.7                 |1.7                 |2.0                                      

Somerset               |1,200               |1,413               |1,702               |1.8                 |2.2                 |2.7                                      

Staffordshire          |2,411               |2,636               |2,558               |1.4                 |1.6                 |1.6                                      

Suffolk                |1,380               |1,405               |1,577               |1.5                 |1.6                 |1.8                                      

Surrey                 |2,719               |2,791               |3,002               |2.1                 |2.2                 |2.4                                      

Warwickshire           |1,471               |1,408               |1,545               |1.9                 |1.9                 |2.1                                      

West Sussex            |1,112               |1,121               |1,151               |1.2                 |1.2                 |1.3                                      

Wiltshire              |1,596               |1,645               |1,845               |2.0                 |2.0                 |2.3                                      

                       |-------             |-------             |-------             |-------             |-------             |-------                                  

England                |120,931             |120,905             |124,381             |1.7                 |1.7                 |1.8                                      

<1>A Nil Return was received from Brent Lea in 1986.                                                                                                                      

TRANSPORT

Stolen Cars (Accidents)

Mr. Parry : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many persons have been killed in accidents involving police cars while driving stolen cars on Merseyside in the last five years.

Mr. Atkins : The information requested is not collected on the STATS19 accident report form.

Air Controllers

Mr. Parry : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss ways of improving the workload of air controllers at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Mr. McLoughlin : No. This is a matter for the Civil Aviation Authority and management of the National Air Traffic Services.


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Airports (Security)

Mr. Parry : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) under what statutory authority security companies operate at British airports ;

(2) what guidance he issues on the criteria to be used in recruiting security firms at British airports.


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