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Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list, for each English local education authority, (a) the amount spent per primary pupil, (b) the amount spent per secondary pupil and (c) the amount spent per primary pupil as a percentage of the amount per secondary pupil for each of the past three years. 
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These figures are based on education Standard Spending Assessments combined with central Government grant. They demonstrate a trend showing gradual convergence between overall primary and secondary funding. It is, of course, for each local education authority ultimately to decide the balance between primary and secondary funding for its schools.
Under this Government, funding per pupil has already increased by over £300 in real terms, and it will increase by a further £150 per pupil for 2001-02. Under the last Government, funding per pupil fell by £60 in real terms between 1994-95 and 1997-98. There will be further increases in funding following the year 2000 spending review: a further £370 per pupil over the three year period, taking the total increase to nearly £700 between 1997-98 and 2003-04.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the cost of ministerial travel was (a) within the UK and (b) outside the UK for his Department for each of the last three years. 
Mr. Rowe: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will broaden the criteria for the registration of child minders to enable nightworkers and lone parents working unsocial hours to benefit from the Working Families Tax Credit. 
Ms Hodge: All working parents, subject to their income, are eligible to receive Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC). The Childcare Tax Credit (CTC) element of WFTC can meet up to 70 per cent. of eligible child care costs.
WFTC helps with the cost of overnight care where it is done by a child care provider who is registered under the Children Act. But we recognise that some parents, with certain working hours or particular needs, have little option except to employ child care providers who fall outside the eligible arrangements. We are looking at the scope to extend access to the CTC for these groups and what quality assurance arrangements would be appropriate.
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responsibility for School Standards will reply to the hon. Member for Hertsmere's letter of November 2000, concerning teacher recruitment. 
Ms Hodge: The Employment Service provides a range of services which support people with acquired brain injury. It provides a network of Disability Employment Advisers, who, in addition to providing advice about job opportunities, act as the gateway to specialist programmes aimed at securing a return to work. One of these is Work Preparation, for which the Employment Service contracts with local providers who deliver flexible programmes tailored to the needs of each individual. Other measures which can be used to help people with acquired brain injury are the Access to Work Programme and the Job Introduction Scheme.
Ms Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what guidance he gives to local authorities in Greater Manchester on support for vocational rehabilitation for individuals with acquired brain injury. 
Ms Hodge: My Department does not give any guidance to local authorities. Support for vocational rehabilitation, including support for those with acquired brain injury, is provided by the Employment Service, which contracts with various providers to deliver services to meet local needs.
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2. Romanian Association for Community Development
3. Emergency Services Despatch Centre
4. Casa loana--ACASA Project
5. Support To Enlaka Rural Community
6. Assistance To CIER Constanta
7. Nursing School--Dr. Sofaer
8. ASHR Centre For Handicapped Women
9. CDM--Strategic Planning For Local Admin
10. Perspective Magazine
11. Rehabilitation Centre For Handicapped People
12. CODECS--Open University
13. Light Into Europe--Air Ambulance
14. Clean Coal Technologies
15. CIR--Centrul De Informare Roman
16. Fire Aid International
17. Hawkesley Trust
18. Info-Crafts Project
19. Lamont Centre--Cluj
21. Memory Centre
22. Craft Foundation
23. SENSE International
24. Unicul Sens--Kindergarden
25. ICAR Foundation
26. Children Of The Future
27. Transrural Trust
28. Romani Coneci
29. ANHR Arad
30. Project Ruth
31. The Ellenor Foundation
32. Ungureni Orphanage Trust
33. Ian 2001.
Mr. Streeter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions she has had with the Indian Government concerning the treatment of religious minorities in India. 
Clare Short: I recently visited Madhya Pradesh and discussed this issue with the Chief Minister. On my previous visits to India I discussed the issue with Federal Ministers in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. UK development assistance to India is targeted on poor people. Ethnic and religious minorities tend to be disproportionately poor. Our efforts are focused on improving their livelihoods and respect for their rights.
Clare Short: In Delhi, I met the Union Ministers for Finance, Mr. Yashwant Sinha; for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. C. P. Thakur; and for Power, Mr. Suresh Prabhu. In Madhya Pradesh, I met the Chief Minister,
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Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list for (a) 1992-93, (b) 1993-94, (c) 1994-95, (d) 1995-96, (e) 1996-97, (f) 1997-98, (g) 1998-99, (h) 1999-2000 and (i) 2000-01, (I) her Department's total spending on quantitative and qualitative surveys of policy issues by focus groups, opinion polling, task forces or other means and (II) the cost of each individual project. 
The details requested are as follows: a study of public attitudes was undertaken in 1997-98 at a cost of £43,000; there was no expenditure on surveys in 1998-99; and further studies costing a total of around £45,000 were undertaken in 1999-2000.
In financial year 2000-01 we have undertaken a general public opinion study costing £33,000. A schoolchildren's survey is currently under way at an estimated cost of £9,800. The results of all these surveys are available on the DFID website.
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