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Mr. Steinberg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list those organisations or their representatives she has met as part of her consultation on nursery education for all four-year-olds; and when she will make an announcement on the implementation of her policy.

Mr. Forth: A list of the organisations and institutions that my right hon. Friend, members of the DFE task force and I have met or visited is given. My right hon. Friend will make an announcement in due course:

Andersen Consulting

Asquith Court

Association of County Councils

Association of Metropolitan Authorities

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Bordon County Infant School, Hampshire

Belgian Ministry of Education (Flemish speaking)

Belgian Ministry of Education (French speaking)

Bradshaw Community Nursery Centre, Salford

British Association for Early Childhood Education

Busy Bees

Catholic Education Service

Centre for Policy Studies

Chase Children's Centre, Hampshire

Childcare Association

Childcare North Shields

Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Wallsend

Church of England General Synod Board of Education

Clydebank Family Centre, Strathclyde

Cranstonhill Nursery School, Glasgow

Danish Ministry of Education

Danish Ministry of Social Services

Deighton Nursery, Kirklees

Dorning Street Nursery School, Salford

Dorothy Gardner Centre, Westminster

Early Childhood Education Forum (in addition to those organisations who appear separately on the list, this encompasses: Association of Advisors for Under Eights and their Families

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Campaign for State Education

Children in Wales

Commission for Racial Equality

Council for Disabled Children

Council for Awards in Children's Care and Education

Daycare Trust

Early Years Curriculum Group

Early Years Trainers Anti-Racist Network

High/Scope UK

Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools

National Association of Education Inspectors, Advisors and Consultants

National Association of Nursery Centres

National Association of Nursery and Family Care

National Childminding Association

National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations

National Private Day Nurseries Association

National Portage Association

OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education) Tutors of Advanced Courses for Teachers of Young Children) Voluntary Organisations Liaison Council for Under Fives Working for Childcare

Early Years Co-ordinators Network

Faifley Community Nursery, Stathclyde

French Ministry of Education

Funding Agency for Schools

Goldsmiths college

Gloucestershire LEA

Hampshire LEA

Highgate Newton Playgroup

Hillend Children's Centre, Strathclyde

Intercity Kitty Nursery

Irlam Endowed Primary School, Salford

Jigsaw Day Nursery, Welwyn Garden City

Kindercare Learning Centres

Kirklees LEA

Lepton (CE) Junior and Infants School, Kirklees

London Montessori Centre

Margaret McMillan Nursery Centre, Islington

Milton Keynes Preparatory School

Montessori UK Ltd.

National Association of Head Teachers

National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers National Campaign for Nursery Education

National Children's Bureau

National Union of Teachers

North Tyneside LEA

Park Infant Family Centre, Gloucestershire

Peat Marwick/KPMG Consultants

Pen Green Family Centre, Corby

Perrin's Community School Day Nursery, Hampshire

Pre-school Playgroups Association

Professional Association of Teachers

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Ready Steady Go Nursery, Camden

Royal Society of Arts

Salford LEA

Sheffield LEA

SIMS Education Services Ltd.

Sound Start

Spanish Ministry of Education

Startright Educare

Strathclyde Regional Council

Susan Hay Associates, Broadgate Nursery

Sythwood School Playgroup

Tower Hamlets LEA

Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London

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Thornton Lodge Nursery, Kirklees

Wandsworth LEA

Widden Family Centre, Gloucestershire

Worcester College of HE


Mr. Steinbery: To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many full time equivalent teachers there were in each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Robin Squire: The table shows the full time equivalent number of teachers employed in the maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special sectors, including self governing--GM--schools, in England as at January of each year.

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Full-time equivalent number of teachers employed in the maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special sectors, including          

self-governing (GM)                                                                                                                    

schools, in England as at January of each year                                                                                         

                               |1984   |1985   |1986   |1987   |1988   |1989   |1990   |1991   |1992   |1993   |<1>1993|<1>1994        


Nursery, primary and secondary |410,547|405,252|402,932|402,280|401,506|397,410|398,542|394,945|394,874|396,332|389,091|390,430        

Special                        |17,448 |17,470 |17,302 |17,167 |17,644 |16,929 |17,328 |17,014 |16,801 |16,647 |16,647 |16,292         

Education other than at school |2,180  |2,285  |2,214  |2,083  |2,578  |2,737  |3,058  |2,664  |2,636  |2,578  |2,578  |2,578          


Total                          |430,175|425,007|422,448|421,530|421,728|417,076|418,928|414,623|414,311|415,557|408,316|409,300        

Source: Annual 618G return.                                                                                                            


<1> As from 1/4/93 sixth form colleges became part of the Further Education sector, and the 1994 figures therefore exclude teachers in 

these colleges. The second 1993 figure also excludes these teachers to allow comparison with 1994.                                     

Schools (Wheelchairs)

Mr. Steinberg: To ask the Secretary of State for Education which local education authorities have provided her with information on access to schools for pupils in wheelchairs under the Education (Information as to Provision of Education) Regulations 1994.

Mr. Forth: The regulations require local education authorities to provide information on the accessibility of schools to pupils in wheelchairs to the Secretary of State after 1 May and by 1 June 1995, and every second year thereafter. Information on school's access required under these regulations has, accordingly, not yet been received.

Further Education Funding Council

Mr. Bryan Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will list for each institution of further education funded by the Further Education Funding Council the salary range of the principal in the last two years for which figures are available.

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