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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people attained NVQ Level (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4 and (e) 5 in engineering in each year between 1997 and 2004. 
|Year of award||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5||Total|
The engineering sector continues to be significantly involved with the Government's apprenticeship programmes and numbers entering engineering programmes are increasing with over 28,000 people currently in learning.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, columns 47678W, on school meals, which public body is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the regulations to which she refers. 
Jacqui Smith: In response to answer of 7 June 2005, Official Report, columns 47678W, the regulations referred to are The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999, which require schools to have a wholesome supply of water for domestic purposes, including drinking water. These regulations apply to schools maintained by local education authorities (LEAs). The LEAs together with the school governors are responsible for ensuring compliance with the regulations. The Secretary of State can, under section 497 of the Education Act 1996, take action to enforce compliance with The Education (School Premises) Regulations 1999.
Independent schools are subject to The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2003 which quote The Education School Premises Regulations 1999 in respect of water supplies. The Independent School Standards are the regulations to which independent schools are inspected under part 10 of the Education Act 2002. The Independent Schools Registration Authority will consider the inspectors report and can take enforcement action.
Mr. Michael Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many secondary schools have access to an artificial cricket pitch; and what proportion of schools this represents. 
Jacqui Smith: While the school premises data that the Department collects from local education authorities include information on the suitability of sports provision, the data do not show numbers of schools with access to artificial cricket pitches.
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions have taken place between her Department and the Department for Work and Pensions concerning the applicability of the (a) Pension Protection Fund and (b) Financial Assistance Scheme to the former Training and Enterprise Council pension schemes. 
Phil Hope: No discussions have taken place between my Department and the Department for Work and Pensions concerning the applicability of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) or the Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) to the former Training and Enterprise Council (TEC/CCTE) pension schemes.
There has been only one case where issues relating to the PPF or Financial Assistance Scheme have been raised within my Department in relation to TEC/CCTE pension schemes. This case involves the one scheme which has not yet secured the bulk transfer terms on offer from the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS). The trustee for that scheme is now working to secure the bulk transfer terms offered by the Government Actuary's Department. This will enable those members who choose to do so, to secure their accrued benefits in the PCSPS.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in women (a) aged 60 and over, (b) between 30 and 59 and (c) under 30 years in each year since 1975. 
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question on what proportion of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in women (a) aged 60 and over, (b) between 30 and 59, and (c) under 30 years in each year since 1975.1 am replying in his absence. (8130)
|(a) 60 and over||(b) 3059||(c) Under 30|
Mr. Donohoe: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter of 9 February from the hon. Member for Central Ayrshire, regarding the proposal for an African twin-town with Ayrshire. 
Dawn Primarolo: As set out in the VGA's press notice of 10 September 2004, computer assisted mass appraisal will be used for the first time, to assist in the revaluation of domestic properties in England that will come into effect on 1 April 2007.
As for £5 coins, these are issued only to commemorate special occasions of national importance and are not intended to be used in general circulation. Rather they are something which people wish to keep as souvenirs to mark a special occasion.
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