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Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many claims for work-related injury or illness were settled on behalf of (a) teachers in primary and secondary schools and (b) other school staff in the last year for which figures are available; and what the total cost in compensation was. 
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Mr. Timms: Claims for work-related injury or illness are matters between individuals and their employers. Teachers and other staff in schools are employed by either the Local Education Authority or the School Governing Body, and consequently such matters are dealt with at a local level. No data are held centrally by the Department about either the number of claims or the cost of compensation payments.
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers in primary and secondary schools and (b) other staff in those schools retired through work-related injury or ill health in the last year for which records are available; and what the total cost to the Department was. 
Mr. Timms: Entitlement to ill health retirement under the Teachers' Pensions Scheme (TPS) is determined by the severity of a teacher's medical condition. Where the medical evidence demonstrates that the teacher is permanently unfit to teach, irrespective of the cause of the medical condition, retirement benefits become due. Information is not held on whether the medical condition giving rise to ill health retirement is attributable, in whole or in part, to a work-related injury or illness.
Mr. Clapham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many claims for work-related illness were settled by her Department in the last year for which records are available; and what the cost in compensation was. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: During the period April 2001 to March 2002 three cases for work-related illness reached final settlement at a cost of £20,318 including solicitors' fees. During the same period the Department received £3,280 back from a previous case where a claimant lost an appeal.
|Blackburn with Darwen||||||630||630||670|
|Blackburn with Darwen||||||570||570||490|
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Data for January 2002 are not yet available at local education authority level. Information on teachers in service in January 2002 by local education authority will be published in the Teachers in England statistical volume in December 2002.
|Funding for participation (£)||Real terms index|
This table shows the estimated participation funding allocated to the LSC in real terms for each full-time equivalent (FTE) student in FE. It includes additional funds derived from employer contributions and other funds made available for widening participation, to support the introduction of Qualifying for Success and for increased provision of basic skills courses. Compared to the Departmental Annual Report 2001 this now gives a complete picture of funding for participation for colleges. It does not represent total funding for further education as it excludes targeted funds such as capital, standards fund and Teachers Pay Initiative (TPI).
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A 17-year-old student sat an average of 3.0 GCE A/AS examinations in 199192.
A 17-year-old student sat an average of 3.1 GCE A/AS examinations in 200001.
Annabelle Ewing: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many findings there have been of maladministration by ombudsmen with responsibility for agencies under the remit of her Department since 1997. 
Estelle Morris: Information on the handling of complaints is set out in tabular form by the parliamentary ombudsman each year as an attachment to his Annual Report. For those complaints where there was evidence of maladministration which warranted a full investigation, the table sets out how many complaints were upheld as being fully or partly justified. Copies of the parliamentary ombudsman's Annual Reports for the period 199798 to 200001 inclusive can be viewed in the House Library. This information is also available on the parliamentary ombudsman's website at www.ombudsman.org.uk/ publications.
Mr. Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what documents have been sent to pre-schools by her Department since 1 July 2001; and how many pages were contained in each document. 
|Title of document||Date issued||Brief description||Quantity issued||Number of pages||Reference number|
|Planning for Learning||1 October 2001||Booklet designed to supplement the curriculum guidance for the foundation stage.||16,352||21||QCA/01/799|
|Requirements of Nursery Education Grant 200203||30 April 2002||Guidance to local education authorities and providers on eligibility for and administration of the Nursery Education Grant.||28,000||52||DfES/0358/2002|
|National Standards for Under Eights Day CareSessional Care(4)||14 July 2001||National standards for providers of day care for children under 8. Regulations under the Children Act require providers to meet the 14 standards.||45,000||25||DfES/0490/2001|
|National Standards for Under Eights Day CareFull Day Care(4)||14 July 2001||National standards for providers of day care for children under 8. Regulations under the Children Act require providers to meet the 14 standards.||30,000||25||DfES/0488/2001|
(4) Pre-schools would have received either sessional care or full day care depending on the number of hours they were operating.
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