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Teaching Vacancies

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated with regard to the number of (i) head teacher and (ii) teacher vacancies; and if she will make a statement. [47479]

Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she proposes to publish the 2002 Census of Teachers undertaken in January; and if she will make a statement. [48227]

Mr. Timms: The annual Form 618g survey of teacher numbers and vacancies was conducted on 17 January 2002. I expect the provisional results of the survey to be published in late April or early May.

Green Paper

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will publish the responses received as part of the consultation exercise linked to the publication of the Green Paper 14–19: Extending Opportunities, Raising Standards. [47486]

Mr. Timms: It is not usual practice to publish all the individual responses to an official consultation. In line with Cabinet Office guidelines, we intend to make widely available analysis of the responses to the Green Paper later this year alongside announcement of decisions taken following consultation.

In line with established open Government practices, we would also expect to make available, on request, copies

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of responses from individuals and organisations who have not specifically asked that their response be kept confidential.

Departmental Policies

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the (a) title, (b) subject and (c) associated funding of each (i) project, (ii) scheme, (iii) initiative and (iv) policy announced by the Department for Education and Employment since 1997, on a monthly basis. [47497]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information is not held in the format requested and generating it would incur disproportionate cost.

I refer the hon. Member to the Departmental Report (April 2000) for information on the Government's policies on education and associated expenditure.


Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated with regard to the number of teachers in secondary schools who are teaching a subject in which they are not specifically trained; and if she will make a statement. [47480]

Mr. Timms: This information is collected as part of the Secondary Schools Curriculum and Staffing Survey. Preparations for the next survey are in hand.

Parliamentary Questions

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will take steps to improve the response time to parliamentary questions. [47719]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: In its response to the Public Administration Select Committee's Second Report of Session 2000–01 on Ministerial Accountability and Parliamentary Questions, the Government made clear their commitment to providing prompt and accurate answers to parliamentary questions. This continues to be the Government's position.

Learning Support Units

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding each learning support unit has attracted for each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [47740]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Funding for learning support units is allocated to local education authorities through the Standards Fund and the Excellence in Cities Programme. Decisions on the amount made available for each unit are made at the local level, this information is not held centrally. The tables show the funding available for each local education authority for learning support units.

Table 1 shows the funding available for learning support units and learning mentors for each authority in the Excellence in Cities programme—which commenced

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in 1999. The table also includes those authorities with schools taking part in the Excellence Clusters programme. Funding for learning support units is made available alongside complementary support for learning mentors, it is not possible therefore to disaggregate this funding.

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Since April 2000 funding has been available for authorities outside the Excellence in Cities programme to set up and run secondary school learning support units, including capital funding in the first two years. Table 2 shows the funding available for each authority.

Table 1: Funding made available to local education authorities for learning mentors and learning support units as part of the Excellence in Cities programme

201 City of London6,00010,00010,000
202 Camden345,0331,102,9001,316,90001,404,027
203 Greenwich543,4791,791,0002,210,0002,324,551
204 Hackney395,4381,422,3001,792,3001,868,779
205 Hammersmith and Fulham235,290789,000975,0001,035,888
206 Islington368,4991,315,6001,646,6001,720,802
207 Kensington and Chelsea137,743826,8001,143,8001,173,608
208 Lambeth339,6171,347,9001,744,9001,811,866
209 Lewisham527,1111,752,8002,166,8002,271,569
210 Southwark544,6561,870,4002,342,4002,451,420
211 Tower Hamlets775,8912,400,1002,915,1003,088,501
212 Wandsworth385,4981,311,1001,615,1001,689,983
213 Westminster315,512640,900640,900797,227
301 Barking and Dagenham448,000768,000768,000
304 Brent580,000994,000994,000
306 Croydon274,500470,500
307 Ealing631,0001,082,0001,082,000
308 Enfield893,0001,522,000
309 Haringey652,5171,609,8002,023,8002,129,796
313 Hounslow674,0001,149,000
316 Newham773,7932,539,9003,121,9003,290,486
320 Waltham Forest508,2021,682,3002,073,3002,174,202
330 Birmingham2,660,9638,511,40010,474,40011,045,215
331 Coventry300,500515,000
331 Sandwell991,0001,689,000
334 North Solihull68,110272,440272,440
335 Walsall344,500591,000
336 Wolverhampton714,0001,216,000
340 Knowsley507,2851,682,5002,076,5002,175,852
341 Liverpool1,344,7984,211,8005,122,8005,415,053
342 St. Helens534,000915,0001,192,000
343 Sefton308,000528,000528,000
343 Sefton560,000954,000
344 Wirral1,035,0001,774,0001,774,000
352 Manchester1,080,7353,603,4004,499,4004,722,977
353 Oldham815,0001,390,000
354 Rochdale626,0001,073,0001,073,000
355 Salford478,3381,615,7002,002,7002,091,173
357 Tameside264,500453,500
370 Barnsley702,0001,197,000
371 Doncaster904,0001,541,000
372 Rotherham589,0831,844,6002,233,6002,351,711
373 Sheffield1,009,5753,235,8003,973,8004,166,982
380 Bradford1,212,9703,846,0004,688,0004,936,502
382 Kirklees662,500914,000
383 Leeds1,363,7274,434,2005,440,2005,734,182
390 Gateshead524,000898,000898,000
391 Newcastle746,0001,279,0001,279,000
392 North Tyneside490,000840,000840,000
393 South Tyneside508,000871,000871,000
394 Sunderland966,0001,656,0001,656,000
801 Bristol734,0001,258,0001,258,000
805 Hartlepool312,000535,000535,000
806 Middlesbrough528,000906,000906,000
807 Redcar and Cleveland512,000877,000877,000
808 Stockton on Tees557,000955,000955,000
810 Kingston upon Hull770,0001,320,0001,320,000
821 Luton646,0001,103,000
851 Portsmouth327,000560,500
856 Leicester City798,0001,368,0001,368,000
861 Stoke on Trent676,0001,159,0001,159,000
876 Halton408,000699,000699,000
886 Kent265,500455,500
888 Lancashire460,000787,500
889 Blackburn526,000896,000
890 Blackpool376,000641,000
892 Nottingham810,0001,389,0001,389,000
909 Cumbria221,500380,000

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Table 2: Funding made available for secondary school learning support units for each local education authority

302 Barnet104,444207,923108,190
303 Bexley76,737152,71581,528
305 Bromley90,269179,60494,134
306 Croydon100,082199,316106,336
308 Enfield119,215188,351
310 Harrow45,41390,43450,894
311 Havering65,796130,88670,137
312 Hillingdon76,440152,15982,275
313 Hounslow95,421150,758
314 Kingston upon Thames31,77863,16333,983
315 Merton43,59986,83242,277
317 Redbridge96,398191,95993,204
318 Richmond upon Thames39,92579,49440,502
319 Sutton49,35998,09153,657
331 Coventry115,993231,034124,845
332 Dudley98,173195,418105,061
333 Sandwell119,787189,254
334 Solihull67,243133,715
335 Walsall116,652232,322
336 Wolverhampton98,045154,904
350 Bolton95,230189,593102,415
351 Bury56,231111,92161,366
353 Oldham103,701163,839
356 Stockport80,302159,84083,543
357 Tameside87,637174,58196,388
358 Trafford85,793170,87383,443
359 Wigan105,864210,763107,635
370 Barnsley88,805140,304
371 Doncaster122,531193,589
381 Calderdale75,753150,83579,471
382 Kirklees144,503287,786151,874
384 Wakefield109,727218,492118,907
420 Isles of Scilly392
800 Bath and North East Somerset45,09289,62745,831
802 North Somerset44,14887,72845,925
803 South Gloucestershire61,608122,42860,108
811 East Riding of Yorkshire85,826170,62287,239
812 North East Lincolnshire66,098131,66674,804
813 North Lincolnshire50,594100,68852,216
815 North Yorkshire134,399266,958138,731
816 York39,59778,73939,560
820 Bedfordshire152,770303,827153,500
821 Luton82,306130,036
825 Buckinghamshire109,791218,114113,024
826 Milton Keynes57,230113,91653,464
830 Derbyshire189,424376,667206,061
831 Derby City88,322175,93390,822
835 Dorset99,050196,78199,169
836 Poole29,56958,76129,254
837 Bournemouth 41,62582,79842,071
840 Durham176,300351,084185,379
841 Darlington32,79565,31632,183
845 East Sussex126,839252,431132,758
846 Brighton and Hove65,765131,00367,828
850 Hampshire234,510465,798247,385
851 Portsmouth51,031101,60855,268
852 Southampton65,209129,86169,736
855 Leicestershire150,121298,210156,217
857 Rutland7,200
860 Staffordshire239,668476,522243,660
865 Wiltshire92,951184,62997,282
866 Swindon47,61994,71147,057
867 Bracknell Forest Borough Council19,68139,07018,762
868 Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead32,90465,33333,197
869 West Berkshire District Council34,89969,26691,245
870 Reading28,65557,01730,023
871 Slough Borough Council38,65076,94840,802
872 Wokingham District Council32,33851,09233,257
873 Cambridgeshire County Council114,898228,378115,592
874 Peterborough City Council72,818145,03971,452
875 Cheshire County Council183,633365,125191,476
877 Warrington Borough Council58,325116,01557,882
878 Devon County Council152,674303,558167,370
879 City of Plymouth91,556182,24890,946
880 Torbay Borough Council43,68286,96442,559
881 Essex County Council347,601691,295358,723
882 Southend-on-Sea Borough Council54,138107,76954,222
883 Thurrock Council42,82485,28143,083
884 Herefordshire Council34,04167,63937,144
885 Worcestershire County Council151,530301,190170,226
886 Kent County Council398,629792,974381,112
887 Medway Council82,329163,76080,705
888 Lancashire County Council390,057776,668388,755
889 Blackburn with Darwen68,849108,778
890 Blackpool Borough Council47,63475,257
891 Nottinghamshire County Council257,798513,072257,438
893 Shropshire63,846126,89167,111
894 Telford and Wrekin58,582116,64363,814
908 Cornwall142,179282,906146,578
909 Cumbria151,123300,689156,601
916 Gloucestershire135,010268,288135,549
919 Hertfordshire268,889534,290272,923
921 Isle of Wight63,727126,91564,298
925 Lincolnshire158,323314,666169,582
926 Norfolk178,895355,771192,023
928 Northamptonshire214,490426,692211,403
929 Northumberland137,478273,534138,617
931 Oxfordshire143,022284,270154,613
933 Somerset115,142228,875123,694
935 Suffolk217,129431,838224,560
936 Surrey187,352372,133191,804
937 Warwickshire116,483231,479120,896
938 West Sussex153,803305,654151,043


Includes capital and recurrent funding in 2000–01 and 2001–02.

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Mrs. Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been provided to each learning support unit in each year since their creation, broken down by local education authority. [48274]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: I refer the hon. Member to the reply provided earlier today to the hon. Member for Ashford (Mr. Green).

Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many learning support units in England (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. [47745]

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Mr. Ivan Lewis: We are unable to provide a full breakdown of how many learning support units per local education authority have opened or closed since 1997 as we do not collate this information centrally.

However, the table does show a breakdown of the learning support units that are funded through Excellence in Cities as at 1 February 2002, including those proposed as part of the pilot set up for EiC Phase 1 Primary schools. Not all are up and running yet, the figures reflect the numbers and LEA location for approved learning support unit plans.

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Number of LSUs funded through the Excellence in Cities programme

Barking and Dagenham8
Blackburn with Darwen4
Bradford (2)144
Brent (2)6
Corp of London
Ealing (2)4
Hammersmith and Fulham51
Kensington and Chelsea41
Kingston upon Hull9
Leicester City4
Newcastle upon Tyne12
North Tyneside4
Redcar and Cleveland4
Sefton (2)12
South Tyneside (2)11
Stoke on Trent11
St. Helens (2)5
Sunderland (2)6
Tower Hamlets142
Waltham Forest84
Wirral (2)16

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