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Mr. Stephen Twigg: Information on the Schools Access Initiative is available on the Department's Special Educational Needs website at www.dfes.gov.uk/sen including information about allocations to individual Local Education Authorities and advice on how to find out more. Guidance on capital issues, including Schools Access Initiative, is also available on the education resource website teachernet at www.teachernet.gov.uk
Paul Holmes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps her Department is taking to monitor the applications and spending decisions made under the Schools Access Initiative Fund, with particular reference to differing types of disability. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: Local Education Authorities (LEAs) in receipt of resources provided under the Schools Access Initiative, are required to submit an implementation report to the Department at the end of the financial year confirming the types of access work and schools which have been targeted, together with costs and potential benefits of the work. This information is not categorised according to type of disability.
LEAs are under a statutory duty to plan to increase the accessibility of their schools to disabled pupils, and the effective provision of access for disabled pupils in schools is an integral factor in the appraisal of Asset Management Plans. OfSTED will also monitor schools' accessibility plans as part of their inspections.
Mr. Miliband: Schools have for many years taken photographs of pupils for sale to parents, copies of which have been kept in the school. In recent years, copies of these photographs have been made available on a CD to many schools, so that a photo can be added to a pupil's electronic record.
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Department on levels of obesity amongst school children; and what assessment has been made as to how these vary in different types of school. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The Better Regulation Task Force published their report ''Higher Education: Easing the Burden'' on 22 July. Due to the Summer Recess, the Task Force has agreed that the normal 60-day response time can be extended to end of October. I will inform the hon. Member of the Government's response at that time.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many apprentices (a) started and (b) completed their apprenticeships in the years commencing 1 May (i) 1996, (ii) 1997 and (iii) 2002. 
|(i) 29 April 19964 May 1997||0||56,900|
|(ii) 5 May 19974 May 1998||1,400||68,300|
|(iii) 29 April 200223 June 2002||4,400||12,000|
Figures exclude transfers between AMA, FMA and other work-based learning.
(b) Information on completion of AMA and FMA frameworks is not available.
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Mr. Lammy: I refer the right hon. Member to the central answer provided by my hon. Friend the Minister of State at the Cabinet Office on 13 June 2002, Official Report, col. 1402W. Copies of the documents are available in the Library.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the planned cost is of administrative and support staff for the North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire NHS Health Authority in 2002-03. 
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of administrative and support staff in NHS organisations within the North Yorkshire Health Authority area in 199697; and what the planned cost is of administrative and support staff for (a) Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust, (b) Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT, (c) Selby and York Primary Care Trust, (d) Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT, (e) Harrogate Health Care Trust, (f) South Tees Hospital NHS Trust and (g) York Health Services NHS Trust in 200203. 
|NHS Organisation||1996/97 (#m)|
|North Yorkshire Health Authority||5.9|
|Harrogate Health Care NHS Trust||3.164|
|Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust||3.481|
|York Health Services NHS Trust||5.273|
|Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust||1.890|
|Craven, Harrogate and Rural District Primary Care Trust||1.980|
|Selby and York Primary Care Trust||4.320|
|Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Primary Care Trust||2.225|
|Harrogate Health Care NHS Trust||3.558|
|South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust||6.6|
|York Health Services NHS Trust||5.0|
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(3) What assessment he has made of the success of the risk sharing scheme for the MS drug therapies since its inception; 
(4) if he will undertake an interim review to assess progress in implementing the risk sharing scheme for drug therapies for MS; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Lammy: The risk-sharing scheme is subject to the usual arrangements for clinical governance and audit adopted within the National Health Service. It is the role of the strategic health authority to ensure that policy is delivered appropriately in its area. Each neurology centre submits data to the scheme co-ordinator, Sheffield University's School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
Primary care trusts and strategic health authorities are not expected to report routinely to the Department, though we have, in this instance, requested reports on progress. We understand that, in most areas if treatment is not already being initiated, it will start over the autumn.
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