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Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many hours per week each UK online centre is used for community use; and if he will list each UK online project in Luton, South. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The DfES does not specifically collect such information, however findings from recent evaluation on UK online centres funded by the Capital Modernisation Fund (CMF) stated: There is a strong community based feel to most centres.
|Centre name||Address 1||Address 2||Town||Postcode|
|The Luton Health and Training Centre||179a-b Dunstable Road||Luton||LU1 1BT|
|The Dale ICT Centre||127 Dunstable Road||Luton||LU1 1BW|
|Luton Foyer||63 Inkerman Street||Luton||LU1 1JD|
|Outset Ltd.||Telemax House||15 New Bedford Road||Luton||LU1 1SA|
|Luton Lives||28a Chapel Street||Luton||LU1 2SE|
|Barnfield CollegeRotherharn Avenue Site||Rotherharn Avenue||Luton||LU1 5PP|
|Barnfield CollegeCharles Street||Charles Street||Luton||LU2 OEB|
|CYCD ICT Centre||94106 Leagrave Road||Luton||LU4 8HT|
|KHIDMAT ICT Centre||47a Leagrave Road||Luton||LU4 8HT|
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many UK online centres there are; how many hours on average they are used per week; and if he will list the location of each centre. 
Due to the diversity of centres an average of hours they are used per week is not applicable. UK online centres range from voluntary and community centres (including mobile centres) to, libraries, colleges and high street cyber-cafés some can be in a church or post office.
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the (a) number of participants, (b) numbers receiving qualifications at each level, (c) socio-economic status of each participant and (d) cost per participant of DfES-funded UK online courses. 
Mr. Charles Clarke: The following information is taken from the Management Information the DfES collect from centres funded by the CMF which represents 2,840 of the over 6,000 figure. These figures are representative of 1,589 centres which were open for
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use as at the end of September 2002. I have included a breakdown of stats in my hon. Friend's regional Government Office East (GOE) along with national stats for each question.
|Basic Skills Needs||18,684|
|Basic Skills Needs||773|
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The Strategy Unit report, XPrivate Action, Public Benefit", was published on 25 September 2002. Its 61 recommendations set out a package of measures which aim to modernise charity law and enable a wide range of organisations to be more effective and innovative.
The report recommends that in future all charities should have to demonstrate public benefit. Part of the report considers what happens now with those charities that charge fees which serve to exclude large sections of the population in terms of their having to make provision for wider access for those who would be excluded because of the fees. The report cites the example of independent schools.
At present there is no systematic programme in place to check the public character of charities. The report recommends that an on-going review programme run by the Charity Commission should check the public character of such organisations. It is proposed that the Commission would identify charities likely to charge high fees (such as independent schools), and undertake a rolling programme to check that provision was made for wider access. This programme will be designed to minimise red tape and will not focus on any particular sector. Short returns will be issued which ask charities what they do in terms of widening access, such as making provision for sharing facilities. It is envisaged that for the majority of cases no further inquiry will be necessary beyond the initial return.
It is proposed that the Charity Commission, in consultation with charities likely to be affected and their umbrella bodies, would issue guidelines as to the level of access appropriate in particular circumstances.
Of course at the moment these are only proposals. The report was out for consultation until 31 December 2002, and we shall consider the responses to this, and all the other matters addressed in the report, very carefully.
Mr. Battle : To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Leeds, West aged (a) 0 to 5, (b) 5 to 11, (c) 11 to 16 and (d) 16 to 18 were diagnosed as having (i) severe learning difficulties and (ii) moderate learning difficulties at the latest date for which figures are available. 
There is currently no requirement for schools to submit information in the Annual Schools Census on the nature of such pupils' disability or learning difficulty. However, in June 2001, the Department carried out a pilot study involving a sample of 200 mainstream and special schools to assess whether it would be possible to collect data from schools on a broad range of types of Special Education Needs (SEN). It is likely that schools and local education authorities will be asked to provide this information from January 2004.
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|Under 5||Aged 5 to 10||Aged 11 to 15||16 and over||Total|
|Pupils with statements of SEN|
|Maintained primary schools||15||157||1||0||173|
|Maintained secondary schools||0||0||190||6||196|
|Maintained special schools||6||30||134||24||194|
|Total maintained schools||21||187||325||30||563|
|SEN pupils without statements|
|Maintained primary schools||161||1,495||2||0||1,658|
|Maintained secondary schools||0||0||841||20||861|
|Maintained special schools||0||0||0||0|||
|Total maintained schools||161||1,495||843||20||2,519|
Annual schools census.
Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills by how much (a) central and (b) local government spending will increase, on average, per child in (i) primary and (ii) secondary education in (A) England and (B) Devon in the next three years. 
Mr. Miliband [holding answer 17 December 2002]: As a result of our drive to give extra resources to the front line, there will be no increase in central government spending per pupil but a national average increase of over #540 per pupil in our plans for local government spending over the next three years.
It is not possible to set out now Education Formula Spending Shares (EFSS) for Devon for 200405 and 200506: they will depend on pupil numbers and indicator data at January 2003 and 2004. However, we have provided local authorities with increases in total Education Formula Spending for 200405 and 200506, together with forward projections at national level of pupil numbers for those years. We have also said that there will be minimum and maximum increases for authorities as we introduce the new LEA funding system. Indicator data will be averaged over three years to provide further stability and predictability in future Formula Spending Shares. Authorities will be able to use this datatogether with local knowledge about pupil numbers and indicatorsto form a good estimate of what their EFSS might be in those years. That will in turn allow them to provide schools with indicative budgets for the next three years.
The balance of spending between primary and secondary education is determined by local decisions made in each LEA, both in respect to local government spending and, for the most part, support from central government.
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