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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) category and (b) amount of each grant outside the revenue support grant which her Department provided to Hampshire county council in (i) 200001 and (ii) 200102. 
|Teachers Pay Reform Grant||5,881,466||7,727,856|
|Nursery Education Grant (3-year-olds)(7)||1,701,150||(7)|
|Nursery Education Grant (4-year-olds)||4,742,626|||
|Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (Early Years)||||105,037|
|Early Years Training and Support||162,700||720,251|
|School Standards Grant(8)||6,701,000||14,593,500|
|School Budget Support Grant||1,246,115|||
|Education Budget Support Grant||||100,000|
|Education Action Zone(9)||702,000||(9)|
|Transitional Funding and Transitional Grant Insurance (former GM Schools)||575,891||358,349|
(7) In 200102 Hampshire has received funding for the summer and autumn terms 2001 which amounts to £300,823. For the spring term 2002 it has been allocated up to £3,476,088 to fund early education places for 3-year-olds. This is as a result of a funding re-allocation exercise at the end of the autumn term 2001.
(8) 200102 figures may be subject to change.
(9) Funding made directly to the Education Action Zone in Hampshire (Leigh Park). Up to £550,000 grant is available to the zone in 200102, conditional on the zone receiving £250,000 in eligible private sector sponsorship.
Amounts are in cash terms.
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Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils there were aged 15 years broken down by ethnic group; what were the average percentage GCSE/GNVQ results of (a) over 5A* to C, (b) over 5A* to G and (c) no passes; what was the average number of (i) authorised and (ii) unauthorised absences for each English parliamentary constituency in the academic year 200001; and if she will make a statement. 
|Any other minority group||79,259|
The primary source of information on GCSE attainment by ethnic group is the Youth Cohort Study (YCS). The YCS is run in alternate years and estimates from the latest survey are provided in the following table.
|5+ Grades A*-C||5+ Grades A*-G||No passes reported|
|Other minority group||43||89||9|
(10) Not available (too small sample size)
Estimates exclude pupils in special schools
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Mr. Timms: We intend to consult widely on the criteria for earned autonomy before regulations are laid. We envisage that these criteria will enable around 10 per cent. of schools, including those succeeding in challenging circumstances, to qualify. At this stage, we are not in a position to say how many schools will qualify by the end of the current Parliament.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of schools are (a) deemed to have serious weaknesses, (b) under special measures and (c) deemed to be under-achieving by Ofsted inspectors. 
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if she will list for each local education authority the level of protected funding given by the LEA over that given by her Department as transitional funding to former grant maintained schools in each of the years 199899 to 200102; 
Mr. Timms: The Department has not itself provided transitional funding for former grant-maintained schools. Such funding was provided in 199899 by the Funding Agency for Schools as part of the schools' annual maintenance grants, and has been provided in subsequent years by local education authorities in accordance with regulations made under section 47 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, with the assistance (in 200001 and 200102) of a special grant from the Department.
35. Kevin Brennan: To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what assessment the Committee has made of the Electoral Commission's plans to encourage greater participation in the democratic process. 
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Mr. Beith: The committee has approved the commission's five-year plan for 200106, which provides for research and advertising campaigns directed at the promotion of voter awareness. It was laid before Parliament on 8 January 2002 and copies are available in the Vote Office. I understand that the commission intends to set out its strategy for promoting voter awareness in more detail in its next five-year plan, covering the period 200207, which is due to be considered by the Speaker's Committee next month and published later in the spring.
40. Mr. Dalyell: To ask the right hon. Member for Berwick-upon-Tweed, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what the anticipated cost would be of conducting a referendum on entry into the euro. 
The commission's five-year plan for the period 200106 makes clear that the commission will need to seek additional resources in the event of a referendum being called, but does not attempt to identify the scale of those costs.
However, I understand from the Chairman that the commission, as part of its normal work, has recently begun to develop its contingency plans for any national or regional referendum, and will be looking at the issue of costs as part of this work.
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