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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many private children's homes have been de-registered (a) due to voluntary closure and (b) under direction from her inspectors in each of the last five years. 
Margaret Hodge: I understand from the Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection that at this time the Commission does not collect information in the format requested. Information provided by the Commission on the total number of private children's homes that have been de-registered from 1 April 2002 to 19 January 2005 is shown in the following table. Information is not available prior to 1 April 2002, the date when the National Care Standards Commission was created.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many appeals were made against exclusions in 2004; and how many were upheld, broken down by constituency. 
Latest information on exclusion appeals refers to 2002/03 when 1,070 appeals were
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lodged by parents against the permanent exclusion of their child from maintained primary, secondary and special schools in England.
Information on appeals against permanent exclusion is collected at local education authority level. A table showing the requested information at this level has been placed in the House of Commons Libraries.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much public funding has been spent on computers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Coventry South in each year since 1997. 
Derek Twigg: The Department does not hold information on funding for ICT at constituency level. However, Coventry South is in Coventry LEA and allocations for this authority, since 1998, are detailed in Funding for ICT in Schools in England" which is available in the House Library.
Mr. Fisher: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Government funding has been allocated to computers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each of the last seven years. 
Derek Twigg: I refer my hon. Friend to Funding for ICT in Schools in England" which is available in the House Library.
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much money has been granted to the London borough of Wandsworth in helping to improve (a) primary and (b) secondary school buildings in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The amount of money allocated to the London borough of Wandsworth in helping to improve primary and secondary school buildings in each of the last five years is set out in the table.
No records are maintained centrally of the split between (a) primary and (b) secondary school money, as this is determined locally in accordance with the authority's asset management plan.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many parental appeals were made against the allocation of school places in 2004; and how many were upheld, broken down by constituency. 
Derek Twigg: Latest information on admission appeals refers to 2002/03 when 91,430 appeals were lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to maintained primary and secondary schools in England.
Information on admission appeals is collected at local education authority (LEA) level for community and voluntary controlled schools; and at school level for voluntary aided, aided and foundation schools. A table showing the requested information at LEA level has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent on improving school sports facilities at schools within the London borough of Wandsworth in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: Information on improving sports facilities at schools within the London borough of Wandsworth is contained within the authority's local asset management plan, and is not held centrally.
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many entries there were at A-level in (a) French, (b) German and (c) modern languages from schools currently designated as specialist language colleges in each of the last eight years, including entries from such schools before their designation. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The information requested on GCE A-levels entries for 16 to 18-year-olds in specialist language colleges between 1997 and 2004 is given in the table:
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The specialist language colleges included are those operational on 1 September 2004.
Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children played truant in the latest year for which figures are available. 
The number of children with at least one half day of unauthorised absence in England in 2003/04 was 1,264,103. This includes pupils absent on holiday without approval from the headteacher or who are late. School attendance at 93.43 per cent. is the highest on record.
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Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information he has regarding the extent of alcohol-related illness in the Province, and how this compares with the position (a) 10 and (b) 20 years ago. 
Angela Smith: Information is collected on the number of admissions 1 to Northern Ireland hospitals on a range of alcohol-related illnesses. The following table provides figures for selected alcohol-related illnesses in the years 200304 (the latest available) and 199697 (the earliest comparable data available).
|Number of admissions|
|Description of alcohol-related illness||199697||200304|
|Mental/behaviour disorders due to alcohol||3,364||3,513|
|Alcoholic fibrosis/sclerosis of liver||20||15|
|Alcoholic cirrhosis of liver||174||251|
|Alcoholic hepatic failure||73||87|
|Alcoholic liver disease, unspec||123||450|
Mrs. Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the response of 21 December 2004, Official Report, column 1524W, how many individuals are waiting for initial chiropody assessment, for those health trusts for which the information is available. 
Angela Smith: Information on the number of individuals awaiting podiatry (chiropody) assessment is not collected centrally. Waiting list information is not recorded by all trusts, and is not recorded on a consistent basis by those trusts that do collect the information. The number of persons waiting for initial podiatry (chiropody) assessment for trusts for which information is available is shown in the following table.
|Trust||Number waiting initial assessment appointment|
|South and East Belfast||1,867|
|North and West Belfast||389|
|Ulster Community Hospital||554|
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