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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers left the profession in the last year for which figures are available; and what percentage of the total this represents. 
Mr. Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of seven-year-old children in Sure Start areas achieved level 1 or above in key stage 1 English and maths tests in (a) 19992000 and (ii) 200001. 
Yvette Cooper: Sure Start is expected to have an impact on children's performance at key stage 1 performance in the medium term. Baseline information to enable this to be measured is currently being collated from the 180 Sure Start programmes that are operational and should be available by the end of 2001.
(83) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of full and part-time pupils of all ages (excluding dually registered pupils in special schools) in January
The latest permanent exclusions data were published in a Statistical First Release "Permanent Exclusions from Schools, England 1999/2000" on 19 July, copies of which are available from the Library, or alternatively can be accessed from the Department for Education and Skills statistical website www.dfes.gsi.gov.uk/statistics.
Linda Perham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance her Department provides to schools and local education authorities concerning temporary and permanent exclusion policies. 
Mr. Timms: The Department's Circular 10/99, Social Inclusion: Pupil Support, contains the Secretary of State's guidance on the appropriate use of exclusionboth fixed term and permanentprocedures to be followed on exclusion and provides guidance on the duties and roles of those involved in the process. My right hon. Friend intends to consult schools on changing the guidance in order to provide more support for head teachers.
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Linda Perham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to collect statistics on the number of children and young people who receive fixed-term exclusions from schools. 
Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the first 1 million child care places provided under the National Childcare Strategy were taken up by under-fives using (a) daycare nurseries and (b) childminders. 
Mr. Timms: The National Childcare Strategy has not reached a total of 1 million child care places yet. Since April 1997, 382,685 new child care places have been created. Of these, 132,538 have catered for under-fives. 82,298 of these were daycare places in day nurseries, pre-schools and playgroups 1 and 50,240 were with childminders.
Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her Department's estimate is of the number of full-time child care places in the United Kingdom for children up to 5 years. 
Mr. Timms: At the end of March 2000 the Survey of Children's Daycare Facilities in England showed that there were 264,200 places in day nurseries and 320,400 places with childminders 1 . We do not have figures for the United Kingdom as a whole.
Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate has been made of the proportion of families that require full-time day care for one or more children at some point in their working life. 
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The Department commissioned a survey of parents' use of and demand for child care. This survey shows that 28 per cent. of parents had used some formal child care in the last week of the survey. The survey shows that 31 per cent. of parents who had used some child care in the last year said there had been times when they would have needed or liked more child care but they were unable to obtain it.
Mr. Nigel Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent per pupil in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in each English local education authority in each year since 1990. 
Mr. Timms: The information requested is contained in a table copies of which have been placed in the Library. Information based on net institutional expenditure per pupil is given in real terms for each local education authority from 199091 to 19992000, the latest year for which this information is available.
David Maclean: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list for each week from Monday 23 July to Monday 8 October which departmental Ministers will be on duty (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in London. 
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information she has collated on the earnings of (a) female graduates and (b) male non-graduates; and if she will make a statement on alleviating female student hardship. 
Margaret Hodge: Latest Labour Force Survey figures, for Spring 2000, show average weekly earnings of £458 for female graduates with first degrees and above. Average earnings figures for the category of male non-graduates are not available from the Survey report but, within that category, men with no qualifications earn on average £293 per week. By comparison, women earn £217 per week on average.
The Government recognise that female single parents and some female mature students may have additional financial needs. They have benefited in particular from the fourfold increase in access and hardship funds since 199798 and will be major beneficiaries from the new child care package in 200102, including a child care grant typically covering 85 per cent. of actual costs. For student parents entitled to receive maximum student support, this could be up to £13,110or £17,425 if student loans are taken into accountper year.
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(84) Includes all home domiciled and overseas students studying at higher education institutions in Greater London.
(85) Includes pre-clinical and clinical medicine. Graduate entrants to medical schools apply to study under the standard undergraduate route, joining in year 3 of the 6 year course. They are therefore included in these figures.
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