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Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department spent on (a) pre-school, (b) primary school and (c) secondary schools in the Borough of Islington for each year since 199697; and how much was spent by the London borough of Islington from locally-generated revenue. 
Mr. Miliband [holding answer 8 December 2004]: The Department funds Local Education Authorities and it is for them to decide how that funding is allocated within their area. Information relating to the spending on pre-primary, primary and secondary schools in Islington Education Authority is provided in the following table. Locally generated revenue data is not collected by my Department.
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David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of (a) Key Stage 2 pupils and (b) Key Stage 3 pupils reached the required standards in both literacy and numeracy in each year since 1997 in (i) Haltemprice and Howden and (ii) England. 
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Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what reasons were given by the schools in England which refused to take part in the OECD PISA 2003 survey for their decision not to take part. 
Mr. Miliband: The Department's contractor, ONS, gained some insights from contacts with schools while seeking their agreement to take part about why they did not wish to participate in PISA 2003. The most common reason for refusal was the teaching staff time required in co-ordinating the school's participation in the studies. Schools also said that they received too many requests from a number of different sources to take part in surveys. The PISA rules require that testing takes place in the spring or summer terms and, as the sample was of 1516 year olds, many sampled pupils were in their GCSE year and even the half a day's testing required by PISA was seen as a distraction from their preparation.
PISA is a voluntary survey and relies on the co-operation of both schools and students. Schools which participated in PISA did not have a role
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in excluding eligible students. Some students declined to take part in the survey as their participation was voluntary and some students who agreed to take part in PISA were absent on the day of testing.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions officials from the Office for National Statistics have had with officials from the Department for Education and Skills regarding the OECD PISA 2003 survey. 
Mr. Miliband: As the Department's contractor for PISA 2000 and 2003, the ONS has had an ongoing and close relationship with DFES over a number of years. This has included regular project management meetings and updates on PISA as appropriate to the stage of the survey.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 December, Official Report, column 147W on International Student Assessment Study, what the response rate of (a) schools and (b) pupils in the sample of English schools selected was for (i) the OECD PISA survey 2000 and (ii) the OECD PISA survey 2003. 
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Mr. Stephen Twigg: Schools are not fined for permanently excluding a pupil. Some local education authorities deduct an amount of money (over and above the amount prescribed in regulations) from the excluding school's budget to help pay for the excluded pupil's suitable education elsewhere. Information on which LEAs do this is not held centrally.
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