The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many teenage pregnancies have been recorded in Coventry since 1997. I am replying in his absence. (206976)
The most recent year for which conception statistics are available is 2002. The figures requested are given in the table below. 'Teenage' is interpreted as the under 18 age group, in line with the target set by the Government Strategy on Teenage Pregnancy.
|2002 (Provisional figures)
Mr. Tyler: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue the Treasury has received from the use of non-geographic 0870 telephone numbers for the period 1 October 2003 to 30 September. 
Claire Ward: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of unemployment in (a) Watford constituency and (b) South West Hertfordshire constituency in (i) 1995 and (ii) 2004. 
Table 1 provides the available information requested in the Watford and South West Hertfordshire Parliamentary Constituencies for the twelve-month periods ending February 1997, the earliest period for which information is available, and February 2004, the most recent available period.
|12 months ending
February each year
|South West Hertfordshire
|South West Hertfordshire
|2004 (Average over 11 months)
The statistics available are from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) and relate to the twelve-month periods ending February 1997 and February 2004. In these periods the numbers of women in employment, who were resident in the Bedford Parliamentary Constituency, were respectively 21,000 and 25,000.
For this purpose, people aged 16 or over are classed as in employment by the LFS, if they have done at least one hour of paid work (as an employee or self-employed) in the week prior to their LFS interview, or if they have a job that they are temporarily away from. Employment also includes people working in an unpaid capacity in a family business or those who are on job-related government supported training programmes, but the LFS samples for the periods quoted included no women in these categories resident in the Bedford Constituency.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2004, Official Report, column 827W, on Academics (EU Funding), which institutions have received EU funds in the past three years; and if she will make representations to the European Commission to publish the information. 
Information on the income of all HE institutions in the UK, including amounts received from EU sources, is collected annually by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), and is published in their "Resources of Higher Education Institutions" reference volume. Copies of the latest edition, covering 2002/03, and those for earlier years are available from the House Library.
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Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding the Sector Skills Development Agency is giving to course providers for the Association of Accounting Technicians Book-keeping Certificate in the current financial year. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Sector Skills Development Agency has not given funding to course providers for the Association of Accounting Technicians Book-keeping Certificate in the current financial year. Funding of training providers is the responsibility of the Learning and Skills Council, and Mark Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Member with this information. A copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance has been issued to local education authorities (LEA) on recording allegations made against teachers; and what obligations LEAs are under to report those allegations when a teacher starts at a new school within the local education authority. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: Guidance about procedure and practice for dealing with allegations against teachers and education staff drawn up jointly by the National Employers Organisation for School Teachers (NEOST) and the six teacher unions was updated and reissued in autumn 2002. It advises that a school should keep a copy of the pupil's statement or the record of an allegation on the section of the pupil's personal file which is not open to disclosure, together with a written record of the outcome of the investigation. Documents relating to an investigation must be retained in a secure place by the school, together with a written record of the outcome of the investigation. Where disciplinary action has been taken, copies should be retained on the member of staff's personal and confidential file in accordance with the school's disciplinary procedures.
My Department is currently consulting NEOST, the teacher unions, and other stakeholders about more detailed guidance on recording allegations about education staff that has been drafted by the network of Investigation and Referral Support Coordinators that my Department funds.