Previous Section Index Home Page

10 Dec 2002 : Column 246W—continued

Primary Schools

Mr. Beggs: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list Northern Ireland primary schools which have an enrolment of 30 pupils and under, together with the current enrolment at each such school (a) in the controlled sector and (b) in the maintained sector. [86431]

Jane Kennedy: The information for 2002–03 is not yet available. For 2001–02 the information is as follows.

Year 1 to year 7 enrolment
Controlled Sector
Earl of Erne PS17
Tullywhisker PS12
Ballyrock PS24
Mosside PS17
Glenarm PS26
O'Neill Memorial PS24
Drumbo PS22
Groomsport PS24
Downshire PS23
Ardmore PS20
Toberlane PS22
Eglish PS26
Churchtown PS24
Granville PS26
Maintained sector
St. Matthew's PS, Garvaghey30
Envagh PS16
St. Davog's Scraghey PS27
St. Columba's PS, Dromore, Omagh21
St. Mary's PS (Laught)16
St. Patrick's PS, Seskinore28
St. Joseph's PS, Fintona10
Magilligan PS30
St. Mary's PS, Rathlin Island 5
Braid PS29
St. Patrick's PS Aughtercloney, Ahogill25
Brackalislea PS20
St. Mary's PS, Aghadowey27
Tir-na-og PS27
St. Joseph's PS, Ahoghill24
Guiness PS27
St. Mary's PS, Ballygowan29
Our Lady's PS, Keady11
St. James's PS, Tandragee26
All Saints PS, Banbridge18
The Drelincourt Infants School25

10 Dec 2002 : Column 247W


Broadcasting Standards

Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to regulate the provision of subtitles, signing and audio-description of broadcasts to ensure the maintenance of quality standards. [85813]

Dr. Howells: The Communications Bill gives Ofcom a requirement to produce, publish and from time to time review, a code relating to provision of television services for the deaf and visually impaired and the means by which such services should be promoted. The code will include guidance on the technical standards to be attained for subtitling, signing and audio description as the current code produced by the Independent Television Commission does.

Church Licences

Mr. Flight: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on introducing additional licence fees for churches that stage plays and concerts; and if she will make a statement. [85149]

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received concerning the proposed enforcement of local authority licensing on church venues and the payment of fees for musical performances in churches; and if she will make a statement. [84504]

10 Dec 2002 : Column 248W

Dr. Howells: In total, this Department has received eleven representations in connection with the proposal in the Licensing Bill to extend the licensing requirement beyond Greater London, where it currently applies. Among these representations, only one was from an organisation, which has since met with my officials to discuss their concerns.

Earlier, following the publication of the White Paper on licensing reform in April 2000, we received eight responses from religious organisations; none of these letters took issue with the proposal to create a level playing field for the licensing of churches and other places of religious worship.

The Government are aware of the concerns that some people have about the licensing of churches. We have had discussions about this issue with the Church of England and, along with other faith groups, will seek to ensure that the new licensing system does not impose an unnecessary burden on them while still providing the necessary safeguards for the public.

Community Fund Grants

Mr. Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects in the Sedgefield constituency have benefited from community fund grants. [86606]

Dr. Howells: The projects in the Sedgefield constituency that have benefited from community fund grants are as follows.

10 Dec 2002 : Column 249W

10 Dec 2002 : Column 250W

10 Dec 2002 : Column 251W

Next Section Index Home Page