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Education Maintenance Allowance

Ms Oona King: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students aged 16 to 18 years in receipt of an education maintenance allowance there are in each educational institution in Tower Hamlets. [209647]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the number of young people who have applied, enrolled and been paid EMA is available at local authority level. As at 14 January 2005 1,898 young people in the Tower Hamlets local education authority area had received an EMA payment.

A table showing how many young people are receiving EMA in individual educational institutions in Tower Hamlets is as follows.
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Institute name
Take up of EMA
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100889Out of School Provision PRU0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100965Bow School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100966Langdon Park Community School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100967Morpeth School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100968Mulberry School for Girls327
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100969Stepney Green School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100970St. Paul's Way Community School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100971Bethnal Green Technology College0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100972Oaklands School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100973Swanlea School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100974George Green's School117
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100975Central Foundation Girls' School190
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100976The Blessed John Roche Roman Catholic School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100977Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England
Secondary School
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100978Bishop Challoner RC Collegiate School80
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100979Raine's Foundation School76
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100982Madni Secondary Girls' School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100985Harpley School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100986Bowden House School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100987Phoenix School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets100989Beatrice Tate School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets130418Tower Hamlets College918
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets131388Jamiatul Ummah School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets131598Ian Mikardo School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets131745Madrasah-E-Darul Qirat Majidiah School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets132797London Islamic School/Madrasah0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets133289Bishop Challoner Collegiate Boys' School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets133307Mazahirul Uloom School0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets133813Queen Mary University of London0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets134154Courtauld Institute of Art0
LondonLondon EastTower Hamlets134810London East Academy0
LondonLondon EastTower HamletsNSI043Ebrahim Community College25
LondonLondon EastTower HamletsNSI072Lifelong Learning Service (Tower Hamlets)2
LondonLondon EastTower HamletsNSI110Local Labour in Construction0
LondonLondon EastTower HamletsNSI111Robin Hood Training Centre0

Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make it her policy to continue payment of education maintenance allowance to juveniles in custody aged 16 years and over. [210498]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The payment of EMA to young people in detention was trialled in some pilot areas including Stoke-on-Trent. Experience from the pilots was used to inform the design of the national scheme.

Under the national scheme EMA is not available to young people in custody aged 16 years and over. The reason is that EMA is an incentive to support young people with the costs of their learning, and for those in custody these costs are already met. Connexions services and other agencies promote EMA as part of a range of services and support to help young people leaving custody return to learning.

Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students aged between 16 and 18 years resident in Stoke-on-Trent have been in receipt of education maintenance allowances in each of the last three years. [210861]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The following list gives the number of students aged 16 to 18 years who were resident in Stoke-on-Trent and received an education maintenance allowance in each of the last three academic years when the pilot operated in this local education authority area.
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Academic yearTotal number of 16 to 18-year-olds

Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students aged 16 to 18 years in each institution in Stoke-on-Trent were in receipt of education maintenance allowance in each of the past five years. [210862]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Department did not collect data about the number of students aged 16 to 18 in each institution in Stoke-on-Trent who were in receipt of education maintenance allowance during the pilot stage.

We do collect this data for the national scheme whichbegan in September 2004. The list gives those institutions in the Stoke-on-Trent local education authority area, and the number of students in each who have received education maintenance allowance as part of the national scheme, as at 6 January 2005. The total figure excludes students who are resident in the Stoke-on-Trent LEA area but who study in institutions outside this LEA area.
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Scheme take up
121460St. Margaret Ward Catholic School and Arts
124465St. Thomas More Catholic College51
124500Abbey Hill School and Performing Arts College10
124502Heathfield Special School3
124503Kemball Special School7
130815Stoke-on-Trent College1,109
130817City of Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College848
131301St. Joseph's College45
NS1010MORE Training Ltd.8


Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what groups are being consulted on whether e-learning credits are to be extended beyond 2005–06; and when a decision will be made. [210182]

Derek Twigg: Electronic learning credits are a valuable resource for schools that improve significantly access to, and stimulate the use of, high quality digital content for learning and teaching. £30 million was made available in 2002–03 and £100 million in each of 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06. Since no commitment was made to continue funding beyond 2005–06 (as a specific ring-fenced allocation or otherwise) we are taking account of the views of head teachers, teachers, school governors, the Curriculum Online Content Advisory Board, Becta (the British Educational Technology and Communications Agency), the relevant trade associations as well as direct representations from the content developers and suppliers. Following consideration of these views and representations, a decision will be made as soon as possible as to whether and in what form funding for electronic learning credits might be extended.

Further Education

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the need for (a) level 1 and (b) level 2 further education courses in the London borough of Brent. [210478]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) was established in 2001 to plan and fund post-16 education and training. This is therefore a matter for the Learning and Skills Council. Mark Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to the hon. Member with this information and a copy of his reply will be placed in the Library.

Independent Schools (Pre-registration)

Mrs. Fitzsimons: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many independent schools there are in the pre-registration category; how many have had (a) one visit and (b) two allotted visits; and how many are faith schools, broken down by faith. [210849]

Derek Twigg: There are 148 provisionally registered schools in the transitional phase of registration. 123 have had one visit and 25 have had both of their
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allottedvisits. 76 are faith schools, 41 being Muslim, 30Christian Brethren, four Evangelical Christian and one Jewish.

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