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Mr. Beggs: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax revenue was raised from hotel accommodation in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years. 
Dawn Primarolo: The figures are not available in the format requested. They would be available only at disproportionate cost and would require assumptions about tax incidence that could render the results misleading.
(3) what his plans are for the future of CAFCASS; 
(4) what changes have been made to the complaints procedure of CAFCASS since the appointment of the Children's Minister; 
(5) what changes to the operation of CAFCASS have been initiated by the Minister for Children. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 9 December 2003]: I am pleased to announce that Baroness Pitkeathley OBE has been appointed as Chairman of CAFCASS, with effect from 11 December 2003. In order for her to take the service forward, all but one member of the existing Board have agreed to resign.
Baroness Howarth of Breckland OBE
Professor Jane Tunstill
Nicholas Stuart CB
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CAFCASS will be a key element of the Government's new focus on children's services. The Government Green Paper "Every Child Matters" sets out an exciting new agenda and CAFCASS has an important role in its delivery.
CAFCASS is a national non-departmental public body for England and Wales. As such, responsibility for its day-to-day work rests with its Executive Team and Board. I have, therefore, initiated no changes in its operation, though CAFCASS itself introduced a new complaints procedure with effect from April 2003.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with the education ministers of (a) the National Assembly for Wales and (b) the Scottish Parliament on educational attainment in coalfield communities. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: I have regular discussions with Ministers from both the National Assembly for Wales and the Scottish Parliament regarding education matters (including educational attainment). However these discussions have not related to educational attainment in coalfield communities specifically.
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he and his officials have had with the Coalfield Communities Campaign on the levels of educational attainment in coalfield communities. 
Adam Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what studies of education attainment in coalfield communities have been undertaken since the 2001 Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research Study. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Following the DfES commissioned study "Patterns of Educational Attainment in the British Coalfields", to which the hon. Gentleman refers in his question, my Department, together with the Coalfields Community Campaign, commissioned a further research project, "Raising Attainment in Schools in the Former Coalfield areas", with a view to learning more about factors that have led to school improvement in these areas. This research drew up case studies of eight schools in coalfield areas that are doing well, despite challenging circumstances.
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Mr. Woodward: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants were employed in (i) nursery, (ii) primary and (iii) secondary education in (A) St. Helens, (B) Merseyside and (C) the North West Region, in each year since 1992. 
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Mr. Miliband: The following tables show full-time equivalent (FTE) regular teachers and teaching assistants in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in January of each year. Nursery and primary staff are shown as a group because staff providing nursery education within primary schools cannot be identified separately.
|St. Helens||Merseyside(9)||North West(10)|
|Year||Nursery and primary||Secondary||Nursery and primary||Secondary||Nursery and primary||Secondary|
(8) Excludes occasional teachers
(9) Includes Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton and Wirral Local Education Authorities.
(10) Includes Merseyside.
(11) Sixth form colleges are included in the secondary sector for 1992 and 1993.
DfES annual survey of teachers in service and teacher vacancies (Form 618G)
|St. Helens||Merseyside(13)||North West(14)|
|Nursery and Primary||Secondary||Nursery and primary||Secondary||Nursery and primary||Secondary|
(12) Includes nursery assistants, teaching assistants, special needs support staff and from 1996 minority ethnic support staff
(13) Includes Knowsley, Liverpool, St. Helens, Sefton and Wirral Local Education Authorities.
(14) Includes Merseyside
(15) Number less than 5
Annual Schools Census
Mr. Kidney: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) of 3 December 2003, Official Report, column 89W, on education spending, what the basic amount included in the figures is for each (a) primary and (b) secondary pupil; and if he will list separately the amounts included in the figures he gave for (i) deprivation, (ii) additional costs and (iii) sparsity. 
Tables showing the breakdown for the primary and secondary formula spending share for each local authority are available on the Department's school funding website and copies have been placed in the Libraries.
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