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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the European Union directives and regulations relating to his Department that have been implemented in each of the last two years, specifying (a) the title and purpose of each, (b) the cost to public funds of each and (c) the cost to businesses of each. 
The Department for Education and Skills has responsibility for implementing directive 92/51/EEC on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training. UK regulations which give effect to directive 92/51/EEC, were drafted and came into force on 1 January 2003 (S.I. 2002/2934). These regulations consolidated and re-enacted previous implementing UK regulations and made some amendments. The regulations apply to all professions which are regulated by law or public authority. They provide for a scheme for the recognition of qualifications of migrants from member states of the European Community (or from Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or Switzerland) seeking to take up or pursue a profession which is regulated in the UK.
The cost of implementation to businesses takes the form of administrative costs to the regulatory authorities who administer the process of recognition. These bodies are able to levy an administration fee upon individuals for the processing of applications for recognition.
In addition, the DfES took over responsibility for directive 89/48/EEC, First General System for Recognition of Professional Qualifications, and directive 99/42/EC, Third General System for the Recognition of Qualifications and Experience, from the DTI in August 2003. This gives the DfES the entire responsibility for the general system of recognition of professional qualifications and education. These directives have not required implementing UK legislation since the responsibility transferred to the DfES.
Mr. Miliband: There has been considerable progress on the development of language learning in primary schools, underpinned by the launch in December 2002 of the Government's National Languages Strategy for England. The Strategy recognises the importance of developing a workforce to implement primary language learning, and much of our work to date has focussed on this area.
In developing a school workforce, we are building up a cadre of both specialist teachers and non-teacher specialists to support primary language learning. 580 places have been allocated this year for Primary Initial Teacher Training with a specialism in French, German, Spanish or Italian, and we intend to expand this programme further next year. This means that over 1,200 teacher trainees will have been trained by the end of this year. In addition we have allocated 50 primary MFL places a year to the Graduate Teacher Programme.
For existing teachers, we have funded primary MFL Advanced Skills Teacher posts and are working with the TTA to develop and pilot CPD courses for existing primary teachers to enhance language skills and MFL pedagogy.
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For non-teacher specialists, we are working with the British Council to extend the foreign language assistants programme into primary schools, and are developing training for teaching assistants to support primary language learning.
Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, if he will list head teachers by (a) race and (b) gender in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each local education authority. 
The following table gives the number of full-time regular head teachers by gender for maintained sector schools in England listed by region and local education authority at March 2003, (the latest information available by gender).
The information is taken from the Database of Teachers' Records a database maintained primarily for pensions purposes. LEAs are shown as not available where data are insufficiently complete to be reliable. National and regional totals show data for all LEAs.
|Redcar and Cleveland||30||40||70|
|Stockton on Tees||50||40||90|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Blackburn with Darwen||20||50||70|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||80||80||160|
|City of Kingston Upon Hull||50||60||110|
|North East Lincolnshire||30||50||80|
|Yorkshire and the Number||1,000||1,290||2,290|
|Stoke on Trent||50||60||110|
|Telford and Wrekin||30||50||80|
|Southend on Sea||20||40||60|
|East of England||950||1,560||2,510|
|City of London||(24)||(24)mdash;||(24)|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||20||40||50|
|Kensington and Chelsea||(25)||20||30|
|City of Westminster||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Barking and Dagenham||20||40||60|
|Kingston upon Thames||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Richmond upon Thames||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Brighton and Hove||30||50||80|
|Isle of Wight||20||40||70|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||20||50||60|
|Bath and North East Somerset||30||60||90|
|City of Bristol||70||100||170|
|Isles of Scilly||(24)||(24)||(24)|
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