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Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) five, (b) six and (c) seven-year-old children in Nottingham, North were taught in class sizes of 30 or more in (i) 1997 and (ii) the latest period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The age of individual pupils in classes is not collected centrally. The available information is shown in the table.
|Total pupils in all classes||3,471||2,892|
|Number of pupils in classes of 31 or more|
|Number of pupils||415||31|
|Percentage of pupils(17)||12.0||1.1|
Alistair Burt: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many college lecturers are employed by outside organisations; what the average differential in the pay rates between college lecturers employed directly by colleges and those employed indirectly is; and whether her Department monitors the pay rates set by (a) Protocol Professional and (b) other consultancies who hire lecturers using public funds. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: Data from the Learning and Schools Council (LSC) indicate that some 11,900 (9 per cent.) of teaching staff in colleges in the academic year 200203 were not employed directly by colleges.
The rates of pay set by Protocol Professionals or any other agencies are not monitored by the LSC or the Department.
Further education colleges are run by independent corporations established under the Further and Higher Education Act 1992. They determine their own recruitment and pay policies. Pay levels will therefore vary from institution to institution.
The following table shows the average salaries of full-time lecturers in further education paying into the Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) as at 31 March 2002.
|60 and over||30,370||28,290||29,780|
There is no barrier to agency staff joining the TPS but the differing rates of pay between agency and non-agency staff cannot be determined. There are no indications on the proportion of staff joining the TPS.
Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Kingston upon Hull, North constituency, the effects on Kingston upon Hull, North of her Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg:
The Kingston upon Hull, North constituency lies within Kingston upon Hull local education authority. The most recent Key Stage 2 and GCSE and equivalents Achievement for pupils attending schools in Kingston upon Hull, North are given in the following tables.
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|1997||2004||Percentage point improvement 19972004|
|Kingston upon Hull, NorthEnglish||49.9||71.2||21.3|
|Kingston upon Hull, NorthMaths||48.7||72.6||23.9|
|Percentage of 15-year-olds gaining||1997||2004||Percentage point improvement 19972004|
|Kingston upon Hull, North5 + A*-C||26.0||41.5||15.5|
|Kingston upon Hull, North5 + A*-G||75.9||81.0||5.1|
|Kingston upon Hull, North1 + A*-G||82.1||90.0||7.9|
|National Average5+ A*-C||45.1||53.7||8.6|
|National Average5+ A*-G||87.0||88.8||1.8|
|National Average1 + A*-G||92.3||95.9||3.6|
Further information by constituency, is provided within the Department's 'In Your Area' website available at http://www.dfes.gov.uk/inyourarea. Where information is not available at the constituency level it has been provided at local education authority level.
This website allows users to access key facts and local information about education and skills based on postcodes. The data available within the site offers comparisons between 1997 and the latest available year and covers five geographies. These are Parliamentary constituency, Ward, Local Authority District, Local Education Authority, Government Office Region. England figures are also provided.
The information available within the website is grouped in a number of broad categories including Literacy and Numeracy at age 11, Literacy and Numeracy at age 14, GCSE / GNVQ results, Pupils with Special Educational Needs, School Initiatives, School Workforce, School Funding and Resources, Children's Social Services, Early Years, Class Sizes, Post 16, Higher Education and Adult Education.
Additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However, my Department is investigating ways in which we can disseminate more information about the effects of our policies at a local level. The 'In Your Area' website will be further developed over the coming months to include additional information about Adult Education, School Funding, School Initiatives, School Performance, School Workforce and Post 16.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much central Government funding was received by each local education authority in England (a) per primary pupil and (b) per secondary pupil in 200405; if she will estimate the figures for
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200506 based on the provisional local government settlement; and if she will provide in each case estimates for England as whole. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The table gives, for local education authorities in England in 200405, the total funding per pupil in cash terms. These funding figures include funding via Education Formula Spending/Standard Spending Assessment and grants allocated at an LEA level, it also includes the pensions transfer to EPS and the Learning and Skills Council.
Unfortunately, estimated funding figures for 200506 are not available as not all grant figures for 200506 are yet to hand.
(3 to 10-year-olds)
(11 to 15-year-olds)
|Hammersmith and Fulham||5,230||6,630|
|Kensington and Chelsea||5,440||7,010|
|Barking and Dagenham||4,060||5,080|
|Kingston upon Thames||3,550||4,490|
|Richmond upon Thames||3,520||4,550|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||3,730||4,720|
|Bath and North East Somerset||3,160||3,960|
|City of Bristol||3,550||4,740|
|Redcar and Cleveland||3,580||4,490|
|City of Kingston-upon-Hull||3,680||4,650|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||3,240||3,980|
|North East Lincolnshire||3,460||4,370|
|Brighton and Hove||3,610||4,570|
|Stoke on Trent||3,590||4,610|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||3,470||4,400|
|Isle of Wight Council||3,540||4,470|
Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) percentage and (b) cash change in education funding for Leicestershire County Council has been in each year since 200102; how many teachers have been employed in Leicestershire local education authority area in each year since 200102 in real terms; and how much funding has changed per (i) primary and (ii) secondary school pupil in Leicestershire since 200102. 
Mr. Stephen Twigg: The information requested is in the tables. Total funding includes funding via Education Formula Spending/Standard Spending Assessment and grants allocated at the LEA level. It excludes the pensions transfer to EFS and the Learning and Skills Council, and is in real terms.
|Real terms, excluding pensions transfer to EFS and LSC in 200304 and 200405 (£ million)||Cash change|
(3 to 10 year olds)
(11 to 15 year olds)
The following table gives the number of teachers employed in Leicestershire since 200102:
|Number of teachers|
Figures are full-time equivalent regular teachers (excluding occasional) in service in the maintained sector in January of each year. The figure quoted for 200203 may be overstated. Source: DfES Annual Survey of Teachers in Service and Teacher Vacancies (Form 618G).
Information for all LEAs is published by the Department in the Statistical First Release on the DfES website at the following URL:
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