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Modern Apprenticeships

Mr. Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people under 22 are enrolled in or started modern apprenticeships in (a) 2002–03 and (b) 2003–04. [147436]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: In the academic year 2002/03, there were 146,000 starts on modern apprenticeships by learners aged under 22, and at the end of this year, there were a total of 194,100 learners aged under 22 on modern apprenticeships. Figures for 2003/04 are not yet available. Figures for numbers of starts and numbers in learning as at the end of October 2003 will be published by the Learning and Skills Council in March.

Mr. Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of the total population are qualified to apprentice in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) France and (c) Germany. [147437]

Mr. Miliband: The percentage of the population qualified to apprentice in the UK is 13.6 per cent. Comparable figures from France and Germany are not available.

Mr. Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were enrolled on apprenticeships in the United Kingdom in each year since 1995. [147440]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The numbers of learners in England enrolled on government supported Advanced Modern Apprenticeship (AMA) and Foundation Modern Apprenticeship (FMA) programmes at the end of July in each year since 1995 are shown in the table.

Thousand

YearAMAFMATotal MA(41)
19952.1n/a2.1
199625.1n/a25.1
199787.5n/a87.5
1998109.68.8118.4
1999123.841.4165.2
2000127.377.7205.0
2001115.087.0202.0
2002102.7106.1208.8
200399.5119.1218.5

(41) Totals may not equal sum of AMA and FMA due to rounding.

Note:

Comparable figures covering other types of apprenticeships are not available. The figures given cover England only. Modern apprenticeships in the other countries of the UK are a matter for the relevant devolved authorities.

Source:

1995 to 2000—TEC management information

2001 to 2003—LSC Individualised Learner Record


Modern Languages

Mr. David Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans his Department have to train specialist primary modern language teachers. [148376]

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Mr. Miliband: In the current academic year, 406 people have been recruited to courses of initial teacher training for primary modern languages specialists provided by institutions in England. So far this year, there have been a further 34 recruits in primary modern languages to the Graduate Teacher Programme. In 2004–05, 580 college-based training places and 50 employment-based places will be available for primary modern languages.

School Exclusions

Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many exclusions from English primary schools there were in the last three years; [148045]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on fixed term exclusions is not yet available centrally. The Department has recently started to collect information from local education authorities on both fixed term and permanent exclusions on a termly basis. The first term's data are not yet available.

Information on the number of permanent exclusions in maintained primary and secondary schools is shown in the table.

Maintained primary and secondary schools(42) number of permanent exclusions
Academic years 1999/2000 to 2001/02 England

Maintained PrimaryMaintained Secondary
Number of permanent exclusionsPercentage of the school population(44)Number of permanent exclusions Percentage of the school population(44)
1999/20001,2260.036,7130.21
2000/01(43)1,4360.037,3050.23
2001/021,4510.037,7410.24

(42) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(43) Permanent exclusions for 2000/01 are estimated as a number of local education authorities have not confirmed the data for their schools.

(44) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the number (headcount) of pupils in primary and secondary schools.

Source:

Annual Schools' Census


Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were excluded from school in each local education authority in each year since 1997. [148431]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 19 January 2004]: The Information requested for permanent exclusions has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

Information on fixed term exclusions is not yet available centrally. The Department has recently started

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to collect information from local education authorities on both fixed term and permanent exclusions on a termly basis. The first term's data are not yet available.

Simon Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children aged (a) between four and 11, (b) between 12 and 16 and (c) between 16 and

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18 have been excluded from school in each London borough in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. [148440]

Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 15 January 2004]: The available information, shown in the table, relates to permanent exclusions from 1995/96 onward.

Maintained primary and secondary schools(45) and special schools(46):
Number of permanent exclusions by age group Academic years 1995/96 to 2001/02 London Local Education Authorities

1995/961996/97
Pupils aged(47)
4–1112–1516–184–1112–1516–18
London4131,781564631,68347
Inner London1746221519955913
City of London000000
Camden1139120492
Hackney1423115260
Hammersmith and Fulham1547223490
Haringey83925422
Islington1659013312
Kensington and Chelsea82018160
Lambeth1452013482
Lewisham2653018402
Newham103309310
Southwark2266126670
Tower Hamlets1044012511
Wandsworth1186627640
Westminster961110452
Outer London2391,159412641,12434
Barking and Dagenham1846321662
Barnet1558414761
Bexley1049221420
Brent12101113806
Bromley1984815804
Croydon20981301080
Ealing2069717713
Enfield88137878
Greenwich2268019582
Harrow56005540
Havering1061114420
Hillingdon1255413550
Hounslow1766524694
Kingston-upon-Thames63027280
Merton74205161
Redbridge42804282
Richmond-upon-Thames74508510
Sutton92306300
Waltham Forest1895021831

1997/981998/99
Pupils aged(47)
4–1112–1516–184–1112–1516–18
London4221,553523481,40232
Inner London201539161444878
City of London000000
Camden163223290
Hackney2224015210
Hammersmith and Fulham173504413
Haringey1036013300
Islington1433011241
Kensington and Chelsea73108210
Lambeth1745013270
Lewisham2847218461
Newham1538115390
Southwark2769021870
Tower Hamlets64302300
Wandsworth1561017581
Westminster745114342
Outer London2211,0143620491524
Barking and Dagenham1135115231
Barnet1056117314
Bexley1654220401
Brent118069680
Bromley1676113731
Croydon29790251060
Ealing2654210631
Enfield166658617
Greenwich1347120572
Harrow75309330
Havering76307340
Hillingdon553010560
Hounslow135449544
Kingston-upon-Thames22522230
Merton72905190
Redbridge53008331
Richmond-upon-Thames25207380
Sutton83709282
Waltham Forest1771111750

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1999/20002000/01(48)
Pupils aged(47)
4–1112–1516–184–1112–1516–18
London2511,021172981,1455
Inner London12738541214171
City of London100000
Camden715011230
Hackney922011230
Hammersmith and Fulham41709310
Haringey101501290
Islington41511180
Kensington and Chelsea71705120
Lambeth1219013280
Lewisham2647220630
Newham1023010260
Southwark1058119440
Tower Hamlets22906400
Wandsworth2074011541
Westminster53404250
Outer London124636131777294
Barking and Dagenham82309100
Barnet94807480
Bexley824121580
Brent1245012370
Bromley421310501
Croydon1374028891
Ealing32225280
Enfield964014580
Greenwich835013260
Harrow534011570
Havering23204280
Hillingdon540215500
Hounslow94308401
Kingston-upon-Thames1141170
Merton61703290
Redbridge52046211
Richmond-upon-Thames22304270
Sutton01902220
Waltham Forest153806430

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2001/02(47)
Pupils aged(47)
4–1112–1516–18
London2911,15411
Inner London1153722
City of London000
Camden5230
Hackney15180
Hammersmith and Fulham4321
Haringey4280
Islington2100
Kensington and Chelsea490
Lambeth11270
Lewisham21450
Newham13370
Southwark13370
Tower Hamlets2360
Wandsworth18451
Westminster3240
Outer London1767828
Barking and Dagenham10140
Barnet4491
Bexley11490
Brent6320
Bromley9742
Croydon291160
Ealing13510
Enfield8640
Greenwich23280
Harrow6620
Havering3375
Hillingdon12310
Hounslow15440
Kingston-upon-Thames220
Merton3200
Redbridge7250
Richmond-upon-Thames6250
Sutton5300
Waltham Forest3320

(45) Includes middle schools as deemed.

(46) Includes maintained and non-maintained special schools.

(47) Age as at 31 August at start of reference year.

(48) Estimates have been made for 2000/01 and 2001/02 because the exclusion data are known to be incomplete.

Source:

Annual Schools' Census


Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what records the Government keeps on the causes for school exclusions; and whether it lists them by category. [148095]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: My Department started to collect data on the reasons for exclusions from summer term 2003. The first term's data are not yet available.


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