Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by school within the Doncaster local education authority (a) the present and (b) the forecast figure for pupils in primary schools ; and what additional funding he intends to provide for new schools in this area.
Mr. Alan Howarth : No proposals for new schools in Doncaster are currently before my right hon. Friend for decision. I understand, however, that the Doncaster education authority is intending to publish proposals shortly for a new 9-13 age range middle school in the Balby Woodfield area. Priority is given in the allocation of annual capital guidelines for new school places needed as a result of population growth.
The following information was provided by the Doncaster local education authority :
Number on roll |September 1989 |1993-94 forecast -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First Schools Adwick Washington |316 |317 Carcroft |198 |247 Owston Skellow |289 |269 Sprotbrough Orchard |106 |130 Woodlands |178 |231 Balby Central |292 |322 Balby Nightingale |371 |461 Balby Waverley |255 |262 Hexthorpe |226 |200 Woodfield |325 |360 Askern Littlemoor |209 |253 Askern Moss Road |192 |157 Norton |194 |211 Intake |520 |534 Kingfisher |172 |198 Park |366 |351 Sandringham |207 |235 Town Field |216 |288 Bentley High Street |156 |178 Bentley Kirkby Avenue |161 |208 Bentley New Village |217 |264 Scawthorpe Castle Hills |160 |203 Edlington Hill Top |222 |201 Edlington Victoria |203 |216 Tickhill |137 |171 Warmsworth |104 |117 Warmsworth CE |79 |65 Bessacarr |190 |175 Cantley Hawthorn |147 |172 Cantley Sycamore |115 |114 Hyde Park |307 |352 South Cantley |270 |302 Stirling |151 |182 West Bessacarr Willow |280 |242 Fishlake Endowed |24 |36 Hatfield Crooksbroom |207 |225 Hatfield Dunsville |169 |181 Hatfield Sheep Dip Lane |253 |228 Hatfield Travis CE |247 |347 Hatfield Woodhouse |89 |84 Stainforth Eastgate |109 |150 Stainforth Kirton Lane |147 |184 Stainforth Westgate |220 |290 Sykehouse |10 |10 Barnby Dun |116 |139 Doncaster St. George's CE |56 |60 Kirk Sandall |257 |251 Grange Lane |269 |346 Tornedale |290 |317 Scawsby Rosedale |128 |147 Scawsby Saltersgate |218 |248 Sprotbrough Richmond Hill |230 |295 Greentop |266 |220 King Edward |285 |413 Moorends |200 |197 Moorends west road |186 |212 South Common |147 |163 Infant Schools Armthorpe CE |58 |51 Armthorpe Shaw Wood |221 |211 Armthorpe Tranmoor Lane |159 |151 Conisbrough Rowena |201 |185 Denaby Main |128 |143 Doncaster Road |96 |122 Park Road |168 |188 Infant/Junior Schools Armthorpe Southfield |178 |167 Conisborough Balby Street |180 |200 Conisbrough Ivanhoe |256 |270 Conisbrough Station Road |258 |204 Auckley |169 |128 Bawtry Mayflower |189 |187 Branton CE |140 |149 Finningley CE |93 |79 Finningley Hayfield Lane |223 |274 Highwoods |225 |369 St. John's CE |219 |176 Windhill |296 |308 Armthorpe Our Lady of Sorrows |154 |151 Bentley Our Lady of Sorrows |139 |143 Conisbrough St. Albans |224 |230 Doncaster our Lady of Mount Carmel |225 |273 Doncaster St. Francis Xavier |203 |261 Doncaster St. Peter's |275 |301 Edlington St. Mary's |195 |209 Rossington St. Joseph's |211 |259 Stainforth Holy Family |218 |248 Woodlands East |154 |189 First/Middle Schools Brodsworth CE |36 |34 Highfields |156 |190 Hooton Pagnell CE |54 |54 Arksey |180 |169 Bentley Toll Bar |126 |137 Scawthorpe Sunny Fields |252 |240 Braithwell |98 |82 Tickhill Estfeld |250 |223 Wadworth |138 |109 Edenthorpe Hall |251 |311 Edenthorpe Popham CE |197 |202 St. Michael's CE |228 |202 Barnburgh |224 |222 Middle Schools (deemed primary) Adwick Park |278 |316 Carcroft |186 |198 Owston Skellow |311 |289 Sprotbrough Copley |118 |106 Woodlands |165 |178 Askern Sutton Road |336 |401 Norton |170 |194 Bentley High Street |158 |156 Bentley Kirkby Avenue |153 |161 Bentley New Village |185 |217 Scawthorpe Castle Hills |162 |160 Edlington Hill Top |234 |222 Edlington Victoria |153 |203 Tickhill CE |133 |137 Warmsworth |167 |183 Barnby Dun |166 |116 Doncaster Curlew |43 |56 Kirk Sandall |255 |257 Holmscarr |218 |269 Pheasant Bank |270 |290 Scawsby Rosedale |126 |128 Scawsby Saltersgate |255 |218 Sprotbrough Richmond Hill |195 |230 Junior Schools Armthorpe Shaw Wood |325 |362 Armthorpe Tranmoor |212 |213 Conisbrough Morley Place |208 |267 Denaby Main |186 |184 Doncaster Road |111 |138 Montague |194 |220 |------- |------- Total |24,524 |26,508 Footnote; The total pupil capacity of the schools listed above was 32,271 in September 1989.
Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what level of funding he has made available for the Doncaster local education authority for new school building for the years 1990 and 1991.
Mr. Alan Howarth : I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Baldry) on 20 December 1989, ( Official Report, columns 254-58, with the correction that "Primary" should be substituted for "Private"). ACGs are made on an annual basis. It is for Doncaster LEA to decide how to use the resources available and to make decisions on expenditure on school buildings in the light of local needs and circumstances.
Mr. Dalyell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will name the board of trustees and the council of scientists administering the Human Frontier science programme.
Mr. Jackson : The information is as follows :
Board of Trustees--
Dr. Henri C. Rothschild,
Director General, Technology Policy Branch, Department of Industry, Science and Technology
Mr. Allan S. Pool,
Director, Science and Technology Division, Department of External Affairs
M. Jean de Gliniasty,
Director of Development and Co-operation for Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
M. Claude Amiel,
Director, Division of Biology, Medicine and Health, Ministry of Research and Technology
Column 4Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Helmut Klein,
Head of Projects Management for Biology, Ecology and Energy, Nuclear Research Centre, Julich
Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer,
General Secretary, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Mr. Michele Lener,
Multilateral Units Manager, International Relations Office, Ministry of University and Scientific Research
Professor Alberto Albertini,
President of the Scientific Committee of the National Research Council's Finalised Project on Advanced Biotechnologies
Ambassador Hiromichi Miyazaki (Chairman),
Committee on Policy Matters, Council for Science and Technology Dr. Kozo Iizuka,
Special Adviser to the Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, Ministry of International Trade and Industry United Kingdom
Mr. Robin Ritzema,
Head of International Science Division, Department of Education and Science
Dr. Victoria Harrison,
Head of Policy Planning and Assessment, Agricultural and Food Research Council
United States of America
Dr. Katherine Bick,
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH
Dr. Mary Clutter,
Assistant Director for Biological, Behavioural and Social Sciences, NSF
Council of Scientists--
Dr. Francis S. Rolleston,
Director of Scientific Evaluation Division, Medical Research Council
Dr. James D. Friesen,
Department of Biochemistry, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
M. Pierre Chambon,
Professor, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg,
Director of a Joint CNRS-INSERM Laboratory
M. Jean-Pierre Chageux,
Professor, College de France, Director of Research at the Pasteur Institute
Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Dieter Oesterhelt,
Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
Dr. Ernst-Ludiwg Winnacker,
Institute for Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University Italy
Professor Glauco Tocchini-Valentini,
Director of Cellular Biology, Laboratory of CNR, Rome
Column 5Professor Giorgio Parisi,
Professor of Theoretical Physics, II University of Rome (Tor Vergata)
Professor Masao Ito,
Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
Professor Akiyoshi Wada,
Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo
Sir Walter Bodmer,
Director of Research, Imperial Cancer Research Fund
The Lord Adrian,
Professor of Cell Physiology, University of Cambridge
United States of America
Dr. Joseph E. Rall (Chairman),
Deputy Director of Intramural Research, NIH
Dr. Joseph E. Varner,
Professor of Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
Mr. Cohen : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made in issuing guidance concerning the responsibilities of governors of state schools under the Data Protection Act and the purposes for which the governors may hold personal data ; and whether he will make a statement.
Mrs. Rumbold : The necessary guidance will be issued as soon as possible.
Mr. Cohen : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received concerning the way colleges and universities respond to requests from a community charges registration officer concerning students ; whether he will allocate additional grants so that these institutions need only disclose information about students resident in a particular charging authority area ; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr. Jackson : Apart from the question asked by the hon. Member on 26 October 1989 ( Official Report, col. 536 ), my right hon. Friend has received no representations concerning the way colleges and universities respond to requests from community charges registration officers (CCROs) about students. As I said in reply to the earlier question, the information needs of CCROs are a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Environment.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many copies of the interim report of the geography working group and the history working group were sent to local education authorities for consultation.
Mrs. Rumbold : Each of the 104 local education authorities in England and Wales were sent 10 copies of the history and 10 copies of the geography interim reports
Column 6at the time they were published. Further copies were offered to authorities and others on application to the Department and many availed themselves of this offer.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people with inner-city school experience are members of (a) the history working group and (b) the geography working group in the preparation of the national curriculum.
Mrs. Rumbold : Two members of the history working group and three members of the geography working group have had experience either of teaching in inner cities or of working closely with school teachers in inner-city areas.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many people with primary teaching experience are members of (a) the history working group and (b) the geography working group in the preparation of the national curriculum.
Mrs. Rumbold : Four out of 12 members of the history working group and four out of 12 members of the geography working group have had teaching experience in primary schools or are employed as advisers with responsibilities for primary schools.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many school pupils aged 14 to 16 years are currently studying (a) history and (b) geography expressed in total numbers and as a percentage of the total numbers of school pupils.
Mrs. Rumbold : The latest readily available information--taken from the 1988 secondary school staffing survey--indicated that the following numbers and percentages of pupils were studying history, geography and combined courses which might include history and geography in the third, fourth and fifth secondary years in England :
Year group |3 |4 |5 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Pupils studying history number |490,000|225,000|250,000 as a percentage of all pupils in the year group |90 |40 |42 Pupils studying geography number |490,000|260,000|275,000 as a percentage of all pupils in the year group |90 |46 |46 Pupils studying combined courses within the arts/ humanities/social science fields number |60,000 |50,000 |45,000 as a percentage of all pupils in the year group |11 |9 |7
The secondary school staffing survey was carried out in March 1988 based on a representative 10 per cent. sample of maintained secondary schools in England.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science which organisations, other than local education authorities, have been sent copies of the interim reports of (a) the history working group and (b) the geography working group ; and how many copies were sent to each organisation.
Mrs. Rumbold : Copies of the interim reports of both the history and the geography working groups were sent to
Column 7over 200 organisations. A total of 17,500 history and 26,000 geography reports have been distributed up to 31 December last.
Ms. Armstrong : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what account he has taken in considering schemes from local education authorities for local management of schools, of special educational needs provision.
Mrs. Rumbold : In considering schemes for local management of schools submitted by local education authorities, my right hon. Friend has been concerned to ensure that appropriate and effective provision is made for pupils with special educational needs. This follows the requirement in circular 7/78 on local management of schools that LEAs' schemes should reflect the incidence of pupils with special educational needs in their schools.
Mr. Fatchett : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will identify those local education authorities for which he has agreed schemes for financial delegation of colleges where the costs of premature retirement, severance and dismissal are treated as exceptions to the scheme ; and if he will make a statement ;
(2) if he will number those local education authorities for which he has agreed schemes for financial delegation of colleges where the costs of premature retirement, severance and dismissal are treated as exceptions to the scheme ; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Jackson : Of schemes approved to date, the following local education authorities allow for the costs of premature retirement, severance and dismissal to be treated as an exception to the scheme :