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Mr. Coleman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children speak English as an additional language in each (a) Government office region and (b) local education authority. 
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|Percentage of pupils for whom English is an additional language(20)|
|Primary schools||Secondary schools|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||9.6||7.2|
|Redcar and Cleveland||1.1||1.0|
|Blackburn with Darwen||29.3||23.2|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||7.8||6.8|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||0.6||0.3|
|Kington Upon Hull, City of||1.5||0.8|
|North East Lincolnshire||0.7||0.6|
|Telford and Wrekin||3.9||3.9|
|East of England||4.3||3.9|
|City of London||48.0||0.0|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||36.1||31.6|
|Kensington and Chelsea||39.7||37.5|
|Barking and Dagenham||9.9||9.4|
|Kingston upon Thames||16.0||14.7|
|Richmond upon Thames||9.2||8.3|
|Brighton and Hove||3.9||2.8|
|Isle of Wight||0.7||0.5|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||9.5||10.6|
|Bath and North East Somerset||1.3||0.9|
|Bristol, City of||5.6||4.7|
|Isles of Scilly||(21)||(21)|
(20) The number of pupils for whom English is an additional language expressed as a percentage of the number of pupils of compulsory school age.
(21) Less than 5 pupils
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Mrs. Calton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to ensure that teachers who take home school/LEA IT equipment for their work do not have to insure such equipment with their own private home and contents policies. 
Mr. Miliband: The Government have no plans to legislate on the insurance of IT equipment owned by schools or LEAs. In cases where there is an understanding that a teacher uses such equipment at home for professional purposes, we would not expect him or her to have to cover loss or accidental damage to the equipment while at home or travelling to and from work.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proposals she has to improve opportunities for disabled school governors to fulfil their role; and if she will make a statement. 
Mr. Miliband: Steps the Department has already taken to assist disabled governors include offering the Guide to the Law for School Governors in Braille and making the governors' induction training package available through distance learning.
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schemes may include the cost of transport for disabled governors to and from meetings. In revised guidance to be issued following the Education Bill, we shall encourage all governing bodies to make schemes and to ensure that disabled governors can claim all expenses they incur.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when the EU Advisory Committee on the training of chemists is next due to meet; whether representatives of the Scottish Executive (a) have been and (b) are members of it; and if she will make a statement. 
The Advisory Committees on midwifery, medical, dental, nursing and pharmaceutical training were set up to advise the European Commission and member states on matters relating to the training of workers whose professions come under sectoral directives guaranteeing free movement and automatic recognition of qualifications.
Each Advisory Committee has three members from each member stateone each from the practising profession, the education establishments and the competent authorities concerned. Three alternates are appointed on the same basis. Some of the United Kingdom's members and alternates of the Advisory Committees are Scottish, but the membership is there to represent the interests of all four UK countries.
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