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Mrs. Bridget Prentice : To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent on the repair and maintenance of school buildings by local education authorities in London in each financial year since 1989-90.
Mr. Forth : The total amount spent on the repair and maintenance of school buildings by inner and outer London LEAs since 1989-90 was as shown in the table. The figures include the costs of materials, charges and recharges by external agencies on the upkeep of buildings, fixed plant, grounds and sites.
Year |Expenditure |(Actual, |£ million) ------------------------------------ 1989-90 |88.5 1990-91 |78.3 1991-92 |81.0 <1>1992-93 |84.0 <1> Provisional.
Mrs. Bridget Prentice : To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much was spent by each local education authority in London on books in 1993 prices in (a) 1979-80, (b) 1984-85, (c) 1989-90 and (d) 1992-93.
Mr. Robin Squire : Information on total expenditure on books and equipment by each local education authority in London is given in the following table. The table shows combined figures for books and equipment because not all authorities' returns identify spending on books separately.
Total Expenditure on Books and Equipment by Inner and Outer London LEAs, in 1992-93 prices LEA |1979-80 |1984-85 |1989-90 |1992-93 |(£000) |(£000) |(£000) |(£000) -------------------------------------------------------------------- ILEA |64,060 |50,427 |32,397 |- Corporation of London |- |- |- |25 Camden |- |- |- |2,770 Greenwich |- |- |- |<1>5,052 Hackney |- |- |- |<1>5,120 Hammersmith and Fulham |- |- |- |2,209 Islington |- |- |- |<1>4,571 Kensington and Chelsea |- |- |- |1,192 Lambeth |- |- |- |<1>5,027 Lewisham |- |- |- |9,529 Southwark |- |- |- |4,112 Tower Hamlets |- |- |- |<1>5,837 Wandsworth |- |- |- |3,514 Westminster |- |- |- |4,910 Barking |4,911 |<2>n/a |2,988 |3,465 Barnet |5,177 |3,748 |3,449 |5,069 Bexley |2,888 |2,168 |2,794 |2,274 Brent |3,942 |3,116 |4,032 |4,239 Bromley |3,052 |3,334 |3,331 |2,322 Croydon |3,161 |3,841 |4,520 |5,403 Ealing |3,530 |3,049 |2,396 |2,686 Enfield |2,546 |2,738 |2,152 |1,337 Haringey |2,723 |2,849 |<2>n/a |<1>3,374 Harrow |2,896 |2,244 |4,039 |<1>3,750 Havering |2,748 |3,080 |3,816 |4,392 Hillingdon |2,479 |2,152 |2,415 |3,014 Hounslow |2,474 |2,638 |<2>n/a |<1>3,065 Kingston upon Thames |3,553 |3,463 |2,694 |<1>2,270 Merton |1,891 |1,454 |2,895 |<1>3,144 Newham |3,377 |2,328 |3,564 |<1>3,955 Redbridge |2,009 |2,026 |3,338 |3,831 Richmond upon Thames |1,496 |1,380 |2,433 |2,130 Sutton |1,683 |1,482 |1,927 |1,801 Waltham Forest |3,241 |2,916 |2,835 |3,015 <1> Indicates a provisional figure for 1992-93. <2>"n/a" indicates return not received from the LEA.
Mr. Austin Mitchell : To ask the Secretary of State for Education on how many occasions in the last five years he has knowingly provided incomplete information in answers to parliamentary questions other than on grounds of disproportionate cost ; and on what subjects.
Mr. Patten : I answer parliamentary questions on the basis set out in paragraph 27 of "Questions of Procedure for Ministers". I also do my best to take account of the need for brevity in answering oral questions.
Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total budget for each grant-maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary school in south Yorkshire for 1993-94 ; and what is his estimate for 1994- 95.
|1993-94 |1994-95 |£ |£ ----------------------------------------------------------------- Primary Clifford CE GM school |142,728 |139,644 Handsworth St. Joseph's RC primary school |102,235 |275,536 St. Ann's RC junior school |111,772 |326,003 St. John Fisher RC primary school |214,822 |388,037 Secondary All Saints RC school |1,526,786|2,255,473 Notre Dame school |1,226,379|2,019,747
The amount shown for the total budget in 1993-94 includes annual maintenance grant, special purpose grants for restructuring development, premises, VAT, transitional grant and capital grants payable to the schools.
The amounts shown for the estimated total budget in 1994-95 include annual maintenance grant, special purpose grants for restructuring, development, premises, transitional grant and capital grants likely to be payable to the schools. Special purpose grants for VAT are not included as they will not be calculated until annual maintenance grants are finalised.
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many employees of the Further Education Funding Council have worked in further education either as academic or administrative staff ; and what proportion this number is of the total staff.
Column 180cent.--previously worked within the education sector, 82--25 per cent.--of whom were directly employed in further education, including 51 of the council's 70 inspectors.
Mr. Rooker : To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many employees of the Higher Education Funding Council have worked in higher education as either academic or administrative staff ; and what proportion this number is of the total staff.
Mr. Boswell : Nine employees of the Higher Education Funding Council for England have previously worked in higher education institutions either as academic or administrative staff. This is about 5 per cent. of the total staff. A further 10 have worked in organisation closely linked with higher education. These figures exclude council members and contract and specialist quality assessors.
Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how his Department's use of overseas aid helps reduce political instability in the countries to which it is awarded, as asserted at paragraph 34 of his Department's annual report 1994, Cm. 2502.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : The promotion of good government--including democracy and the rule of law--is one of the ODA's priority objectives. This contributes directly to political stability by strengthening legal channels for the resolution of political differences. More generally, the main purpose of ODA's assistance is to promote economic and social development, thus addressing some of the causes of political instability. We have paid particular attention to helping to improve the economy and civil society in countries which have experienced periods of civil unrest such as Uganda and Mozambique.
Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs between what dates the section on aid and trade provision review within the chapter on the overseas aid budget at pages 56- 58 of his departmental annual report and expenditure plans 1994-95 to 1997- 98 Cm. 2502 was written.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : The ODA section of the report, including the section on the aid and trade provision, was compiled and edited during the period September 1993 to January 1994. The text on the aid and trade provision was first drawn up in November 1993.
Aid and Trade Provision
1. Steel Bridging--Phase 1--Bailey-type bridges for the Ministry of Public Works.
2. Marine Navigational Aids--for the Directorate of Sea Communications.
3. Scattered Diesel Generators--for the Indonesian Electricity Authority (PLN).
4. Television Studios, Bandung--equipment of new studios for Republic of Indonesia TV.
5. Cigading Port--provision of bulk handling equipment.
6. Cigading-Serpong railway--upgrading railway line for use in transportation of coal, cement and clinker.
7. Citayam-Cibinong Railway--a new single track railway line for use in transportation of coal, cement and clinker.
8. Radio Communications System for the Ministry of Forestry. 9. Jakarta Radio Studios--to re-equip studios for Radio Republic Indonesia.
10. Steel Bridging--Phase 2.
11. Jambi Diesel Power Plant--for PLN.
12. Security Systems for Bali and Medan Airports.
13. Flight Simulator for piston engine aircraft for Merpati Airlines.
Regular aid programme (mainly technical cooperation projects) 14. Tropical Forestry Management (includes five sub-projects). 15. Animal health.
16. Diponegoro University fisheries technology.
17. North East Sumatra Prawns.
18. Assistance to the National Grain Logistics Agency (BULOG). 19. Biotechnology development.
20. Assistance to clove production.
21. Gas distribution project--training for Indonesian Gas Authority Perusahaan Umum Gas Negara (PGN).
22. Hydrocarbon basin assessment project for Ministry of Mines and Energy (LEMIGAS).
23. Institutional strengthening of PLN.
24. Mini-hydro (PLN).
25. Primary Education.
26. Libraries and books development.
27. Institutional level English Language training.
28. National English Language teaching.
29. English Language teaching (distance learning).
30. South Sumatra Geological and Mining.
31. Regional finance.
32. National police management.
33. Public administration.
34. Development of professional training for Indonesian civil engineering consultants.
Aid financed research activities relevant to Indonesia 35. Collaboration between Indonesian Institute of Road Engineering and United Kingdom's Transport Research Laboratory.
36. Potential impact of climate change on Corals and Coral Reefs. 37. Forest resource accounting.
38. Fodder quality studies on Gliricidia sepium and other tropical multipurpose trees.
39. Poverty and sustainability in the management of capture fisheries in South and South East Asia.
40. Small Farm Ergonomics--handtools for crop production. 41. Local Application of Remote Sensing Techniques (LARST) for forestry management.
42. Effects of antibiotics on the microflora of aquaculture ponds and their products.
43. Quality improvement of turmeric and vanilla.
44. Assessment of aflatoxin contamination in spices.
45. Integrated pest management by modelling.
46. Cut and carry feeding systems for small ruminants on upland farms of West Java.
47. Feeding and management strategies for draught animals.
Column 18248. Labour investment in perennial crop production.
49. Variation in rice tungro viruses.
50. Biological characterisation of the pathogenic forms of the burrowing namatode, Radopholus similis, on perennial and other crops from different regions of the world.
51. Management of lepidopteran rice pests with pheromones. 52. Morphological and pathogenic characterisation of Elsinoe batatas : causal agent of sweet potato scab.
53. Seed production and experimental efficiency in a seedling seed orchard of Gliricidia sepium.
54. Management of Imperata cylindrica in smallholder farming systems.
55. Optimising the use of fumigant gases.
56. Transfer of coconut shell waste heat recovery unit technology to the Asian and Pacific region.
57. Validation of enzyme linked immunosorbent assays in the diagnosis and control of Trypanosoma evansi in South East Asia. 58. Assessing the present and future economic feasibility of True Potato Seed (TPS) in developing country agriculture.
59. Dipterocarp manual for foresters.
60. Evaluation of the content, composition and toxicity of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in copra and derived products.
61. Biology of salt tolerance in Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera : Calliphoridae) and other species of blowflies which are pests of salted- dried fish in tropical developing countries.
62. Psocid ecology in relation to pest management in milled riced stores.
63. Characterisation and evaluation of key seed-borne fungal pathogens of rice.
64. Detection and identification of mycoplasmalike organisms (MLO) associated with little leaf disease of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
65. Identification and epidemiology of insect vectors of mycoplasma-like organisms associated with little leaf disease of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas).
66. Post-harvest processing of sweet potato in South-east Asia. 67. Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development.
In addition, there are 25 small projects and schemes--largest £14, 200, smallest £19--covering essentially community-based activities in such sectors as water, agriculture, food, health and education. Non- Governmental Organisations
Under the joint funding scheme with British NGOs, we are supporting some 21 schemes in sectors such as health, agriculture, horticulture, water, education, women's and community development.
We also provide support to VSO who have some 60 volunteers in Indonesia ; about half are teachers and the remainder in natural resources, health and technical areas.
Commonwealth Development Corporation
The CDC, for which the principal source of external finance is the British aid programme, has investments totalling some £71 million covering 12 projects in sectors such as textiles, cement production power and plantation crops.
The Government have no contracts as such with Indonesia.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of the Commonwealth Institute staff have now been made redundant or have received notice of redundancy ; and what arrangements the Government have made for funding those redundancies.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : Some 28 staff have been made redundant this year ; a further 16 members of staff have recently received notice of redundancy ; three employees on fixed-term contracts have not had them renewed.
An FCO grant of £2.4 million is being made available over the next two years to meet redundancy costs.
Mr. Worthington : To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth about the future of the Commonwealth Institute.
Mr. Lennox-Boyd : The Commonwealth Secretary-General serves, ex officio, as a governor on the institute's board. The assessors on the board, appointed by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary to represent Government Departments in the United Kingdom, maintain a continuing dialogue with all governors, including the