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Mr. Forth: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will publish the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency document, Value for Money Review of School Management Information Systems; and if she will place a copy in the Library. 
Jacqui Smith: Becta (the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) is currently finalising its review of school management information systems and value for money. Becta will submit its recommendations to Ministers in the next few weeks. Once Ministers have considered Becta's advice and decided how to proceed, Becta will publish its findings more widely. A copy of the published report will be placed in the Library.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Government funding is being allocated to improve school meals; when this funding will become available; how it will be apportioned; what assessment has been made of current contractual arrangements entered into between local education authorities and suppliers of school meals; and if she will make a statement. 
[holding answer 6 June 2005]: On 30 March, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced that schools would receive additional funding to help them transform the quality of school meals. Over the three years 200507 to 200708, all maintained schools in England will receive a share of the £220 million set aside to help local education authorities and schools strengthen their support for healthy eating and to provide better quality food. Of this, £30 million
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each year will go to schools to help meet transitional costs involved in developing and improving their "whole school" approach to food. £30/50/50 million will go to LEAs to enable them to support schools with this process, with an emphasis on schools in deprived areas and schools starting from a low base. The first call on this money will be helping to deliver the Government's pledge to ensure that schools provide meals with ingredients costing 50p or more in primary schools, and 60p or more in secondary schools.
Jacqui Smith: From later this year, the 'Healthy Schools' programme will include healthy eating as a compulsory element, which schools will need to address to reach the National Healthy Schools' standard. We are aiming for all schools to be working towards 'Healthy School' status by 2009.
Existing guidance and resources support all aspects of food education within the national curriculum as well as a range of extra-curricular activities aimed at developing healthy eating habits. The guidance encourages schools to adopt a consistent approach to teaching about diet, nutrition, cooking, food hygiene and safety, and to reflect this approach in the provision of food that pupils eat at school.
The School Food Trust will play a key role in taking forward the Government's programme for improving school food. It will give independent support and advice to schools and parents to improve the standard of school meals and to ensure that the issue of school food remains high on the agenda.
In the next three years, beginning September 2005, £220 million of new grants will be given directly to schools and local education authorities to raise the quality of school meals. We want schools to use those direct grants to develop a coherent 'whole school' approach to food, covering all other aspects of food provision in school as well as using the curriculum to reinforce healthy eating principles. The money could also be used to fund training and/or longer working hours for school cooks.
[holding answer 25 May 2005]: Revenue expenditure figures on the maintenance and improvement of schools are likely to vary from year to year depending on the unique circumstances of a
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particular LEA. For example, revenue expenditure will increase in years where there have been adverse weather conditions (e.g. repairing storm damage) and is also likely to vary with the number and age of the school buildings within the LEA. Revenue expenditure will also be affected by the amounts of capital expenditure employed at a school. Capital spending in Coventry LEA on school buildings has increased from £6.96 million in 199798 to £13.57 million in 200304. Figures are rounded to the nearest £1,000.
The condition assessment data supplied to the Department by Brent in 2003 showed maintenance requirements amounting to £39.1 million, updated to current price levels. In addition to backlog repair work, the figure covers work needed over a five year period from the dates of the assessments, including cyclical and scheduled maintenance.
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Central Government capital support for investment in schools has increased from under £700 million in 199697 to £5.5 billion this year and will rise further to £6.3 billion by 200708. Progress is being made year-by-year in improving the quality of the school building stock.
Mr. Hands: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children are attending schools in Hammersmith and Fulham in the 2004/05 academic year, broken down by postcode district. 
The information has been broken down by local education authority instead of postcode district to comply with the National Statistics code of practice
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and associated protocols. Every effort has been made to ensure the data does not allow the identification of individual pupils. Any low counts have been suppressed and therefore the sum of LEAs may not equal relevant totals.
|Hammersmith and Fulham LEA|
|Number of school population resident in Hammersmith and Fulham||9,430|
|Percentage of school population resident in Hammersmith and Fulham||70.7|
|Number of school population not resident in Hammersmith and Fulham||3,903|
|Percentage of school population not resident in Hammersmith and Fulham||29.3|
|LEA no.||LEA name||Primary||Secondary||Special||Total|
|205||Hammersmith and Fulham||6,505||2,786||139||9430|
|207||Kensington and Chelsea||120||745||30||895|
|213||City of Westminster||6||250||14||270|
|301||Barking and Dagenham||(37)||(37)||||(37)|
|314||Kingston upon Thames||(37)||41||(37)||48|
|318||Richmond upon Thames||12||118||5||135|
|Resident LEA Unknown||63||51||6||120|
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