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Golden Hellos

Ms Kelly: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many teachers have been given golden hellos broken down by (a) gender, (b) number of UCAS points and (c) age. [151003]

Ms Estelle Morris [holding answer 28 February 2001]: Golden hellos are awarded irrespective of gender, number of UCAS points and age. The information requested is therefore not collected centrally.

Compared to 1998-99, before the introduction of golden hellos for maths and science, graduate recruitment is up 23 per cent. for maths and 8 per cent. for science. In September 2000, golden hellos were extended to modern languages and technology. Graduate recruitment for 2000-01 is up by 13 per cent. and 23 per cent. respectively compared to last year.

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Admission and Application Figures

Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the admission figures were for the last three academic years, and for academic year 2001-02, what the latest application figures are, for higher education institutions, broken down into (a) UK based students, (b) EU and EEA students and (c) other overseas students, indicating in each case the figures for (i) full-time and (ii) part-time students. [151161]

Mr. Wicks: The available data on the home domicile of students, covering students applying for full-time and sandwich undergraduate courses via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), are shown in tables 1 and 2. UCAS does not cover applicants or accepted applicants to part-time courses. The available data, collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, on entrants to part-time undergraduate courses are shown in table 3. Information on the numbers of part-time entrants for 2000-01 will be available in April 2001.

Table 1: Accepted applicants to full-time and sandwich undergraduate courses via UCAS institutions in the UK

Academic year of entry
Other overseas15.716.017.0

Table 2: Applicants(5) to full-time and sandwich undergraduate courses via UCAS institutions in the UK

Academic year of entry
Other overseas14.414.8

(5) As at 15 December

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Table 3: Entrants to part-time undergraduate courses in the UK(6)

Academic year of entry
Other overseas3.43.7

(6) Including all undergraduate courses in HE institutions, FE institutions and the Open University

Free School Meals

Mr. Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what the average percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals was in (a) specialist secondary schools and (b) other secondary schools in England for the most recent period for which figures are available. [151165]

Ms Estelle Morris: Information from the Department's 2000 Annual Schools Census shows that the proportion of pupils "known to be eligible for free school meals" was 16 per cent. in mainstream specialist secondary schools currently operational, and 18 per cent. in other mainstream maintained secondary schools. For those mainstream specialist schools designated in 1996 or earlier, the proportion of pupils "known to be eligible for free school meals" was 14 per cent.: for those mainstream specialist schools designated after that date the proportion was 17 per cent.

Oxbridge Applicants

Mr. Chaytor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list for each constituent college of (a) Oxford and (b) Cambridge universities the proportion of (i) applicants and (ii) accepted applicants from (a) state schools and (b) independent schools for the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-01. [151179]

Mr. Wicks [holding answer 26 February 2001]: The available data for Oxford and Cambridge universities are given in the table.

Figures for each constituent college are not available centrally.

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UCAS UK-domiciled applicants and accepted applicants to Oxford and Cambridge universities by previous educational establishment

Oxford Cambridge
Year of entry Year of entry
1999 2000 1999 2000
Not known2874281441144134
Accepted applicants
Not known732632863933

(7) Constituent parts may not sum to totals because of rounding.

(8) Includes comprehensives, grammar, former grant maintained schools, sixth form centres, special schools and other secondary schools.

(9) Includes FE and HE institutions, Sixth Form Colleges, Adult Colleges and City Technology Colleges.

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Voluntary Organisations

Dr. Tonge: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to establish training and financial support structures for existing voluntary organisations. [151180]

Ms Hodge [holding answer 28 February 2001]: My Department has no specific mandate to set up training and financial support structures for voluntary organisations. It is the Home Office Advice Communities Unit that has overall responsibility within Government for the voluntary sector. However, the voluntary sector is essential to the achievement of our objectives and we have put in place a number of arrangements for improvement the way we work with voluntary organisations and to help them improve the quality of their work.

We already provide support and technical assistance to providers working on particular initiatives such as Surestart, Millennium Volunteers and the New Deal Innovation Fund. We have established a short-term Voluntary Sector Support Unit within the Department to enhance the relationship with the sector, and we are introducing a national Funding Formula through the Employment Service and the Learning and Skills Council with effect from April this year.

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With the establishment of Learning and Skills Council, we are introducing a Common Inspection Framework, a system of approved providers, longer-term contracts and "joined-up" purchasing arrangements.

We have recently commenced work on developing a new framework for our relationships with providers which will harmonise best practice around the Department and its associated bodies. A consultation exercise on the basis for this framework will be carried out in the spring.

Schools (South Derbyshire)

Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, pursuant to his answer of 12 February 2001, Official Report, column 46W, on schools (South Derbyshire), if he will list the project-specific allocations to individual schools in each of the financial years listed in the table. [151250]

Jacqui Smith [pursuant to her reply, 12 February 2001, c. 46W]: The project-specific allocations to individual schools in the South Derbyshire constituency in each financial year from 1993-94 are shown in the tables.

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Belmont PrimaryRemedial works after flooding43,598
Re-roofing work7,000
Chellaston SecondaryNew technology extension and internal refurbishment550,569
Merrill CollegeRepairs to pipework924
Heating system repairs10,129
Heating system repairs6,221
Health and Safety work and fire prevention measures84,205
John PortHeating repairs71,904
Roof repairs and Health and Safety work31,286
Noel-BakerRoof repairs102,875
Roof repairs44,633
The PingleSecurity measures63,585


School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Belmont PrimaryBoiler repairs4,824
Replacement classrooms256,559
Linton PrimaryNew hall and changing rooms210,830
Chellaston SecondaryNew sixth form1,139,747
Replacement of outfall drains12,163
Merrill CollegeRepairs to electrical services following water leak8,534
Repair to gas pipes following gas leak14,688
Re-roofing works5,498
Sewer repairs5,698
Essential roof repairs and securing of windows120,792
John PortRe-roofing works77,079
Foul drainage works34,251
Four new science labs accommodation and prep rooms510,034
Noel-BakerRe-roofing works78,317
Upgrade fabric of block129,787
The PingleExtension and roof repairs to technology block295,093

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Belmont PrimaryNew Classroom Block and toilets36,000
Linton PrimaryBoiler replacement8,440
Shelton JuniorDeveloping independent learning through IT30,000
Chellaston JuniorICT117,500
Merrill CollegeBoiler replacement6,417
IT equipment117,500
Repairs to drains4,345
John PortDisabled access954
Repair/replace water installation26,675
Replacement of obsolete thermostatic mixing valves2,500
Re-roofing works63,447

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Chellaston JuniorSix classroom extension536,618
Shelton JuniorAsbestos removal82,002
Pennine Way JuniorDetached three classroom block with covered way196,496
Merrill CollegeHealth and safety work64,208
Mechanical extract ventilation and refurbishment142,000
Demolition and reprovision of toilets54,000
Replacement of failed boiler9,038
John PortNew technology provision450,769
Health and safety work49,845
Boiler replacement in Ashbourne block76,059
Ventilation and electrical works359,372
Replacement of hot water cylinder8,540
Repairs to Ashbourne block39,996
Noel-BakerReplacement of heating system138,240
Refurbishment of toilets and drainage repairs42,587
The PingleProvision of additional places265,888
Repairs to external fabric125,304
Provision of additional places165,304

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Repton PrimaryProvision of nursery places50,000
Chellaston SecondarySports Hall178,953
Merrill CollegeRewire gym and replace lower school water tank78,137
Repairs to science block heating and refurbishment of two laboratories43,355
Reglaze and repair windows and extraction canopy in kitchen39,630
Repair defective cabling and control equipment2,796
John PortRe-roof home economics classrooms88,900
Fire compartmentation of Edale Block45,126
Noel-BakerRe-roofing of the science block114,191
The PingleRoof repairs50,456
Provide ramp and handrails43,938
Work to masonry, cladding, windows and doors to main block129,417

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Repton PrimaryModifications to doors, toilets and access to the school1,000
Re-roofing works4,623
Chellaston JuniorRamp provision3,765
Glazing--addition of safety film to windows5,700
Linton PrimaryReplacement of two mobile classrooms100,178
Shelton JuniorIntroduction of Successmaker into the curriculum36,272
Pennine Way JuniorInstall ICT suite, extend and refurbish library20,000
Merrill CollegeCompletely rewire original building96,798
Gas distribution, ventilation and electrical work38,386
Rationalisation of school sites119,875
Emergency Health and Safety work6,071
John PortComplete replacement of failing concrete panels297,515
New sixth form (preliminary work)47,619
Refurbishment to elevation curtain wall46,530
New sixth form1,858,795
Re-roofing works38,480
Noel-BakerRepairs to gas pipes9,521
Re-roofing works47,818
The PingleSports hall and changing rooms200,000
Roof, cladding, windows and lights40,853
Provision of a lift40,788

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School nameProject descriptionAllocation (£)
Linton PrimaryEmergency replacement of collapsed drain14,868
Shelton JuniorEmergency replacement of water heater11,490
Chellaston SecondaryIncrease accommodation and refurbish science facilities200,000
Merrill CollegeEmergency roofing repair works25,979
Emergency drainage repairs6,004
Noel-BakerRelocation of specialist facilities804,925
The PingleTwo general teaching rooms and conversion of two laboratories144,760

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In addition, Derbyshire local education authority was allocated central Government support for capital investment in schools between 1996-97 and 2000-01 as shown in the following table. Information before 1996-97 is not readily available.

Central Government support for Capital Investment in schools in Derbyshire local education authority


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