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Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number of school staff who have been victims of physical violence from students in (a) London and (b) England since 1997. 
Jacqui Smith: Information on major injuries and injuries to workers involving more than three days absence is collected by the Health and Safety Executive. The available information is shown in the following tables. Prior to 2001 it was not possible to identify the type of assailant or to identify school staff accurately.
|Non-fatal major injury||1||7|
|All reported injuries||26||34|
|Non-fatal major injury||27||55|
|All reported injuries||205||272|
Jacqui Smith: The Department's Strategy for Children and Learners sets out a range of departmental policies and initiatives which will raise the quality of education, teaching and learning in the Wellingborough and Rushden area and across the country over the next five years.
For 2004/05, this Government have allocated an extra £870 per pupil in real terms to Northamptonshire local education authority since 1997/98, an increase of 32 per cent. Capital resources allocated to Northamptonshire LEA and its schools have increased from £8.5 million in 199798 to over £25 million in 200506.
Results in Wellingborough and Rushden are largely comparative to Northamptonshire averages. There has been significant improvement in East Northants in English and maths at KS3 and steady improvement at KS4. There is one school in the area, the Weavers School, which is in receipt of the Leadership Incentive Grant and has received additional partnership funding.
The LSC, Connexions and the local authority are working in partnership to improve 1419 provision and standards in Northamptonshire. Each district partnership (including Wellingborough and East Northants) have been given funding to support area plans.
Mr. Nicholas Brown:
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will establish a commission
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to examine the funding of undergraduate education and different schemes for the repayment of graduate contributions. 
Bill Rammell: As the former Secretary of State announced in Parliament on 26 January 2004, an independent commission will be established to review the new arrangements for variable tuition fees, based on the first three years operation of the policy, which comes into effect from the 2006/07 academic year. The commission will examine the impact of the arrangements on higher education institutions, and on students and prospective students; and future policy.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2005, Official Report, column 1026W, on Synthetic Phonics, whether she is in a position to announce the names of the people who will work alongside Mr. Jim Rose in conducting the review. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate her Department has made of the number of school staff who have been victims of physical abuse from students in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire schools in each of the last five years. 
Information on major injuries and injuries to workers involving more than three days absence is collected by the Health and Safety Executive. Under this definition there were no reported physical
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assaults on school staff by students in Ribble Valley Constituency in 2002/03 or 2003/04. The available information for Lancashire is shown in the table. Prior to 2002/03 it was not possible to identify the type of assailant.
|Non-fatal major injury||Over-3-day injury||All reported injuries|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2005, Official Report, columns 16345W, on teacher recruitment, what proportion of teachers were recruited to teach (a) science, (b) mathematics and (c) modern foreign languages on a (i) part-time and (ii) full-time basis in each year between 1994 and 2004. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table provides the proportion of newly qualified teachers in science, mathematics and modern foreign languages entering maintained secondary school service on a part-time and a full-time basis in each year between 199394 and 200203, the latest information available.
|Science||Maths||Modern foreign languages|
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