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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Gloucestershire (a) are statemented, (b) receive special educational needs support in mainstream schools and (c) attend special schools; and if he will make a statement. 
Margaret Hodge [holding answer 6 February 2004]: In January 2003, the most recent data available, there were 2,730 pupils in Gloucestershire who had a statement of special educational needs. The number of pupils attending special schools was 1,060. For those children who were identified as having special educational needs but did not have a statement, 7,180 were educated in mainstream primary and 4,900 were educated in mainstream secondary education.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the value added between Key Stage 3 and GCSE/GNVQ would have been if the results of specialist schools had been excluded for (a) Durham, (b) Newcastle upon Tyne, (c) South Tyneside, (d) Salford, (e) Blackpool, (f) Knowsley, (g) Liverpool, (h) St Helens, (i) Sefton, (j) North East Lincolnshire, (k) Kingston-upon-Hull, (l) Doncaster, (m) Leeds, (n) Leicestershire and (o) Reading local education authorities. 
Mr. Miliband: The table following shows the 2003 Key Stage 3 to GCSE/GNVQ Value Added measures for each of the local education authorities when (1) Specialist schools are included and (2) Specialist schools are excluded. Figures are based on maintained schools only:
|(1) Specialist schools included||(2) Specialist schools excluded|
|Local education authority||KS3-GCSE/GNVQ VA measure||Number of schools||KS3-GCSE/GNVQ VA measure||Number of schools|
|(c) South Tyneside||97.6||(17)||97.0||(15)|
|(h) St Helens||96.9||(16)||96.4||(11)|
|(j) North East Lincolnshire||97.3||(14)||97.9||(9)|
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These figures represent the results of one particular cohort of pupils, showing their value-added over the two years leading up to GCSE. School and LEA figures are also available in the school performance tables covering pupil value-added over the three years leading up to KS3. Similar information for each of these key stages was also published for the 2002 cohorts. Any assessment of whether particular schools or types of school are more effective than others should take into account this wider picture, as well as recognising that small differences in VA scores may not indicate significant differences in effectiveness.
Mr. Boateng: The Government will continue to be supportive of higher education institutions in future Spending Review Settlementsworld-class universities are an essential element of a competitive economy.
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year since 199697; and what percentage of (i) all pensioner taxpayers and (ii) all pensioners this figure represents in each case. 
Dawn Primarolo: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Havant (Mr. Willetts) on 2 July 2002, Official Report, column 288W. Final estimates for the years 200001 are in the following table.
|Number of pensioner(12) taxpayers (thousands)|
|(a) higher rate||220|
|(b) basic rate||2,970|
|(i) Percentage of all pensioner taxpayers|
|(a) higher rate||5|
|(b) basic rate||64|
|(ii) Percentage of all pensioners(13)|
|(a) higher rate||2|
|(b) basic rate||28|
(12) Men aged 65 and over and women aged 60 and over.
(13) Mid-year population estimates supplied by the Office for National Statistics.
The estimates are based on the Survey of Personal Incomes 200001.
Mr. Webb: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the amount of tax relief on pension contributions provided in each financial year since 199697 (a) in total and (b) broken down by (i) higher rate taxpayers, (ii) basic rate taxpayers and (iii) non-taxpayers; 
Ruth Kelly [holding answer 9 February 2004]: Estimates of total tax relief on pension contributions from 199899 to 200203 are contained in table T7.9 of Inland Revenue Statistics. The latest version is on the Inland Revenue website: http://www.inlandrevenue. gov.uk/stats/pensions/03IR079.pdf
Estimates of relief attributable and numbers of taxpayers receiving tax relief by marginal rate band for all the years specified in the question are not readily available. However, broad estimates of the proportion of relief and number of taxpayers receiving relief split between higher rate and others are given in the following table. The number of taxpayers below state pension age in 200203 is estimated at around 24½ million.
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|Marginal income taxrate||Percentage of tax relief||Number of taxpayers receiving relief|
|Non-higher rate||45||13 million|
|Higher rate||55||2½ million|
Estimates are provisional and based on the 200001 Survey of Personal Incomes projected to 200203.
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