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Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was raised via the Construction Industry Training Board Levy in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last three financial years. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 13 January 2003]: The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) raised the following amounts from employers paying Levy in the last three financial years in Scotland, England and Wales. The CITB has no authority in Northern Ireland, which has its own body, the CITB Northern Ireland.
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) organisations and (b) plant hire organisations in Scotland have paid into the Construction Industry Training Board Levy in each of the past five financial years. 
|Registered construction employers paying levy||Registered construction employers declaring their main activity to be plant hire or repair paying levy|
Mr. Salmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) organisations and (b) plant hire organisations in Scotland have claimed the training grants from the Construction Industry Training Board Levy in each of the past five financial years. 
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|Registered construction employers claiming grants||2,780||2,672||2,846||2,771||2,488|
|Registered construction employers declaring their main activity to be plant hire of repair claiming grants||95||94||76||65||64|
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the local education authority areas for which the proposed rise in the schools' block of their education formula spending share exceeds total increase in formula grant for the local authority, giving the amount of the excess in each case. 
Mr. Miliband: There are two local education authorities for which the proposed rise in the schools' block of the education formula spending share exceeds the total increase in formula grant for the local authority; Barnet where the excess is #1.2 million, and Essex with an excess of #0.3 million. There are a further 10 authorities where the proposed rise in the schools' block would exceed the total increase in formula grant after taking into account burdens faced by other services. These are:
Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has increased per pupil in real terms for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Leicestershire since 199697. 
Mr. Miliband: The following information details funding per pupil in primary and secondary education in Leicestershire from 199798 to 200203. The information for 199697 is not available as Leicestershire LEA did not come into being until 199798 as a result of the local government reorganisation.
(7) Change since 199798.
1. Coverage: figures reflect education SSA settlement figures (primary and secondary sub-blocks), plus all relevant grants in DfES's Departmental Expenditure Limits relevant to pupils aged 5 to 10 and 11 to 15 (excluding EMA and a handful of others where it is not possible to get figures on a comparables basis overtime).
2. Expenditure data are taken from the Leicestershire LEA's section 52 Budget statements submitted to the DfES.
3. The pupil numbers used to convert # million figures to # per pupil are the maintained pupils underlying the SSA settlement calculations.
4. 199798 figures for LEAs subject to local government reorganisation in that year have been estimated, pro-rata, to their post LGR figures.
5. 200203 figures are provisional.
6. Real terms 200102 prices, based on GDP deflators as at September 2002.
7. Figures are rounded to the nearest #10. Totals may not sum due to rounding.
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Mr. Stephen Twigg: Plans to consult last year on the arrangements for distributing EMAG were deferred pending the outcome of the Spending Review and the Local Government Finance Review. The Department is currently developing for consultation in spring 2003 proposals for a new strategy on raising the achievement of minority ethnic pupils. This will include proposals for the future distribution and use of EMAG.
Mr. Pike: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what has been the comparative EMAG funding at a constant value basis for each of the last five years for which figures are available. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The Ethnic Minority Achievement Element of the Standards Fund (EMAG) was introduced by the DfES (then the DfEE) in April 1999. The breakdown of EMAG funding from April 1999 to March 2003 by financial year is provided in the table. It shows that the EMAG programme (including the LEA contribution) has increased by over #6.2 million in real terms over the last 4 years. To facilitate comparison at a constant value the allocations have been calculated using the GDP deflator formula
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based on the current standard base year of 200102. The 200203 calculation is based on GDP working assumptions for 200203.
|Total allocations||Comparison of total allocations in real terms using standard GDP deflator formula with cash figure value of 200102 prices as the base year|
(8) For 200001 the traveller achievement grant was combined with EMAG. The total allocation of the traveller element for 200001 was #15.7 million and is not shown in this table.
(9) Based on 200203 GDP working assumptions.
Mr. Brady: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils have been (a) permanently and (b) temporarily excluded from maintained schools in relation to drugs offences in each of the last five years. 
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Information on permanent exclusions is derived from Annual Schools' Census returns made by schools to the Department in January each year. This includes characteristics of the excluded pupil such as the pupil's age, gender and ethnicity. However, the reason for exclusion is not collected.
However, on 20 January 2003 the Education (Pupil Exclusions and Appeals) (Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2002 will come into force, which require schools to report all fixed term exclusions to their local education authority.
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