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Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will introduce a national register for the recording of assaults committed against teachers by parents and pupils; and if she will make a statement. 
Schools are required to report significant injuries to staff resulting from acts of violence to the Health and Safety Executive. In addition, the data my Department collects about exclusions include a reason for each exclusion, with violence to adults as a separately-identified reason. These arrangements strike a sensible balance between
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gathering data to inform national policy and imposing administrative burdens on schools. It would be wrong to shift the balance towards more work for schools.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of (a) citizenship and (b) personal, social and health education teachers giving financial literacy lessons at Key Stages 3 and 4 had (i) GCSE or O level, (ii) A level and (iii) degree level qualifications in mathematics in 2003/04. 
Jacqui Smith: The Information requested is not available. Information on the post A level qualification in Citizenship and PSHE for those teaching these subjects can be found in tables 24 and 25 of The Statistics of Education, School Workforce in England Volume, 2004 edition, a copy of which have been placed in the House of Commons Library. Alternatively it may be accessed at the following URL: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/VOL/v000443/index.shtml
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what qualifications are required of (a) citizenship and (b) personal, social and health education teachers giving financial literacy lessons at Key Stages (i) 3 and (ii) 4. 
Jacqui Smith: A programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) for Citizenship teachers has been running since September 2000 to gradually grow the number of specialists in the subject; over 850 specialists will have been trained by the end of the current academic year. The ITT courses include a component on financial capability. The Department introduced a national programme for certificating effective Continuing Professional Development in PSHE in 2000, which provides the framework for teachers to improve their classroom practice in financial education. The Department is currently piloting a similar programme for citizenship teachers in three centres in England.
The information requested on the number of pupils that missed at least a half day due to unauthorised absence in schools in the East Riding of Yorkshire LEA is as follows.
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|Maintained primary and secondary schools|
|As percentage of pupils of compulsory school age||14.0||10.4||12.8||12.7||11.5|
|Maintained primary schools|
|As percentage of pupils of compulsory school age||8.3||7.2||8.1||7.1||7.5|
|Maintained secondary schools|
|As percentage of pupils of compulsory school age||21.0||14.3||18.3||19.2||16.0|
Mr. Clappison: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students admitted to university to read (a) mathematics, (b) sciences and (c) modern foreign languages were from (i) grammar schools, (ii) state schools and (iii) independent schools in each of the last 10 years. 
Bill Rammell: The latest available information is shown in the table. Comparable information for the intervening years is not held centrally by the Department. Although the majority of full-time undergraduates apply through UCAS, a small proportion, mostly mature students, apply direct to institutions and will therefore be excluded from the figures in the table, as will part-time students who are also not covered by UCAS application scheme.
|Year of entry|
|Modern Foreign Languages(71)|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the maximum level of financial support available to undergraduates at higher education institutions in England from (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high income backgrounds will be from 2006. 
Bill Rammell: The level of financial support available will depend on a number of things including the level of fees being charged by the higher education institution and the circumstances of the individual student.
But, whatever their circumstances, from 2006 students will not have to pay tuition fees while they are studying. Instead, all students will be able to take out a loan to cover their fees; that loan will not be based on income.
In addition, new students with household incomes between £16,000 and £33,000 will be eligible for the new non-repayable maintenance grant of up to £2,700. Institutions wishing to charge fees of the maximum £3,000 will have to provide a minimum institutional bursary of £300 to students entitled to the full £2,700 maintenance grant; many institutions will be offering much more than this.
The arrangements for repayment of maintenance and fee loans are fair and equitable. The graduate's repayments are at zero real rate of interest, related directly to earnings and only required when earnings are greater than £15,000 per year.
Students on full-time undergraduate courses and their families are expected to make a contribution towards the cost of their tuition only if they can afford to do so. The amount of the contribution depends on family income.
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|Academic year 2004/05(72)||£ million|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||0.8|
|England and Wales||424.7|
Up to 2002/03, data were collected from LEAs to produce national estimates and the data collection exercise did not allow for the production of firm figures below this level; data at local education authority or regional level are therefore not available for 2001/02.
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