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Mr. Shepherd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will publish Her Majesty's Fire Services Inspectorate's comments on the fire risk categorisation survey which have been made available to members of the West Midlands Fire and Civil Defence Authority; 
Responsibility for providing fire services rests locally with the fire authority. The authority cannot provide a building by building analysis of fire risk categorisation because risk categories are expressed in terms of the "predominant risk" of an area. The methodology used has been validated by HM Inspector of Fire Services in order to ensure consistency across the area and with other fire authorities.
Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to restructure the prison estate to accommodate the number of women being given custodial sentences and those people being detained for reasons of immigration; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: The use of the prison estate is kept under constant review by the Prison Service Management Board and I have endorsed their decision to change the function of Downview male closed prison to become a female closed prison; to remove immigration detainees from Rochester, making the whole of that establishment a young offender institution; and for Dover young offender institution to become an establishment dedicated to immigration detainees.
Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to replace the current application forms for foreign nationals wishing to apply for leave to remain in the United Kingdom. 
Angela Eagle: The current application forms are valid for use only until 14 October 2001. Revised forms will be prescribed before then and should be available by the end of September. From the time they are issued until 14 October 2001, applications may be made on either the newly prescribed forms or the present versions. Only the new
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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many infant children had approval for home education in (a) 1997, (b) 1998, (c) 1999 and (d) 2000; and if she will make a statement. 
Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 places a duty on parents to ensure that a child of compulsory school age receives education suitable to his or her age, ability, aptitude and any special educational need the child may have. Parents can fulfil this duty either by their child attending school regularly or otherwise. Some parents elect to educate their children at home. Local education authorities have a duty to monitor the suitability of the education being received by a home educated child by virtue of section 437 (1) of the 1996 Act and can issue a School Attendance Order if they are not satisfied that a child is receiving suitable education.
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designated as specialist schools, (b) schools included in the latest annual list of specialist schools and (c) all other maintained secondary schools. 
|Schools designated as specialist as at 30 September 2000||14.6|
|Schools newly designated as specialist as at 30 September 2001||17.6|
|Maintained secondary schools not designated as specialist schools||16.9|
Mr. Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the information technology contracts in excess of £500,000 let by her Department or its predecessor since April 1991, giving in each case the original estimated cost and original estimated completion date, the actual cost and actual completion date and the names of the contractors involved and consultants retained by her Department. 
|Contract||Contract||Estimated cost (£)||Estimated completion date||Actual cost (£)||Actual completion date|
|Work permits system hardware||Data General||600,000||1992||600,000||1992|
|Census of employment processing system||Andersens||3,900,000||February 1994||3,920,000||March 1994|
|Personnel system||Data General UK||750,00||April 1997||760,000||April 1997|
|Replacement accounting system||WS Atkins Planning and Management Consultants||500,000||April 1999||500,000||April 1999|
|Supply and Installation of Network Cabling||Century Electrical Contractors||525,000||October 1999||525,000||October 1999|
|Provision of initial IT infrastructure for the Learning and Skills Council||ICL||890,000||February 2001||985,000||February 2001|
|The Government Catalogue, framework contract for ICT goods and related services||EDS||15,000,000||October 2001|||||
|On-line training system supply and maintenance||NETG||748,000||March 2002|||||
|Mainframe leasing, system supply & contract management services||ICL||24,000,000||March 2002|||||
|Software applications development and maintenance service||FI Group||33,000,000||March 2002|||||
|Framework contract for supply of software to DfEE||Trustmarque Solutions||2,500,000||July 2002|||||
|Framework contract for supply of personal computers etc.||Dell Computer Corporation||15,000,000||November 2002|||||
|Framework contract for Electronic publishing services||CTPi||778,000||February 2003|||||
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Helen Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list those universities that have agreed public-private partnerships to provide students with residential accommodation; 
(2) if those universities which have agreed public- private partnerships to provide students with residential accommodation have retained the ability to control rents for that accommodation. 
Margaret Hodge: Universities are independent, self-governing bodies which make their own decisions about entering into public-private partnerships. They also make their own decisions on the conditions under which such partnerships exist. The Government do not hold records of these arrangements.
Mr. Timms: No such forecast has been made. The level of teachers' pay in 200304 will be subject to recommendation by the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) and consultation before a decision is reached. It will need to take account of affordability, recruitment and retention, and other factors that will apply at the time.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new childminder places have been set up in Coventry through the early years development programme and the child care partnerships. 
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