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Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 368W, on sixth forms, when the guidance to which she refers will be published. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, columns 368W and 220W, who the national and local stakeholders are, in addition to the Learning and Skills Council and local education authorities. 
Jacqui Smith: Officials have spoken about the establishment of school sixth forms to a very wide range of national and local stakeholders in the context of the five-year strategy and informally in the normal course of business. These include school, college and work-based learning providers and a variety of representative bodies.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, column 368W, on sixth forms, if she will make a statement on the outcome of the discussions to which she refers. 
Jacqui Smith: Discussions with stakeholders have informed the development of the guidance on the organisation of 1619 provision that we plan to issue for consultation with stakeholder representative bodies later in the summer.
Revenue funding and the bulk of schools capital funding is allocated by formula to authorities and schools so that they can address their local priorities, including premises maintenance. Prioritisation of need should be through an open, rigorous and consultative asset management planning process, based on assessments of the needs of all schools.
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
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£6.3 billion by 200708. Progress is being made year-by-year in improving the quality of the school building stock.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of whether local authorities have sufficient capital funding to meet targets for phase two Sure Start children's centres. 
A total of £947 million funding has been made available to local authorities in the second phase of the children's centres programme. This includes £405,523,772 capital funding. We are confident that the individual capital allocations given to local authorities are sufficient for them to achieve the children centres targets we have set for them in the period 200608. The funding has been formulated on the premise that children's centres will grow out of a range of existing provision such as Sure Start local programmes, neighbourhood nurseries and primary schools.
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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers have been assaulted by (a) pupils and (b) parents in (i) each London borough and (ii) London in each of the last five years. 
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teachers there were in each of the last five years in each London borough; and if she will make a statement. 
|City of London||10||20||10||20||10|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||890||910||930||970||1,020|
|Kensington and Chelsea||580||600||610||640||620|
|Barking and Dagenham||1,400||1,420||1,460||1,510||1,610|
|Kingston upon Thames||930||950||960||1,050||1,010|
|Richmond upon Thames||860||860||880||940||890|
|City of London||(12)||10||(12)||(12)||(12)|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||110||100||80||90||110|
|Kensington and Chelsea||60||60||60||80||70|
|Barking and Dagenham||70||60||60||70||70|
|Kingston upon Thames||120||120||110||120||140|
|Richmond upon Thames||170||180||210||150||160|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) full-time teachers and (b) full-time equivalent teachers and (c) full-time equivalent teaching assistants there were in the London borough of Sutton in (i) 1985 and (ii) the last year for which figures are available. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table provides the available information. The numbers of teaching assistants for 1985 are not availablecollection of data comparable with those for 2004 did not commence until 1995 and these have been included in the table.
Jacqui Smith: The new Teaching and Learning Responsibility payments for teachers, which replace current management allowances from 1 January 2006, will make a positive contribution to improving the performance of our schools by focusing payments to teachers for additional responsibilities on matters related to the teaching and learning of pupils, rather than those management functions which do not require a qualified teacher.
Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the Teaching and Learning Responsibility Scheme increases the pay of teachers with managerial responsibilities. 
It will be for schools to determine the levels of Teaching and Learning Responsibility payments awarded to teachers. Schools will take these decisions in the context of the financial parameters for the award of the two levels of Teaching and Learning
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Responsibility payments, the criterion and factors for the award of TLRs and the decisions they have made on their school staffing structure.
Jacqui Smith: The school teachers' pay and conditions document provides the framework for the payment of teachers in maintained schools. This is reviewed and updated regularly following recommendations from the independent School Teachers' Review Body, which takes evidence from the national representatives of interested parties, including employers and teachers. The Department strives to work in close cooperation with these partners to ensure that schools have an effective and appropriate framework for rewarding teachers.
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