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Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what percentage of paper for printed publications used by the Department in 200304 and 200405 was from recycled sources; how much post-consumer waste this paper contained; and if she will make a statement; 
(2) what percentage of (a) copying paper and (b) paper for printed publications used by her Department in (i) 200304 and (ii) 200405 was from recycled sources; and how much post-consumer waste this paper contained. 
Maria Eagle: In 200304, the Department used 17.38 per cent. (8.8 per cent. for direct comparison with 200405) recycled paper for copying containing 80 per cent. post-consumer waste. In 200405, the Department used 8.5 per cent. recycled paper for copying containing 75 per cent. post-consumer waste.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures she has put in place to ensure that her Department meets the targets set by DEFRA to ensure that (a) all copying paper bought by the Department is 100 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste content and (b) all paper for printed publications brought by the Department is 60 per cent. recycled with a minimum of 75 per cent. post-consumer waste; and by what date she expects to meet each target. 
The Department is testing recycled copying paper on reprographic and photocopying equipment during 2005 and will be routinely used if evaluation is successful. The target for recycled copying paper for reprographic equipment is expected to be met by 31 December 2005;
Call-off contracts are in place for staff to order recycled copying paper for IT printing equipment. Procurement choice has been devolved to users. The target date has not yet been met. Procurement staff are drawing up a Sustainable Development Procurement Strategy by the target date of 1 December 2005 which will include the purchase of recycled copying paper.
The Department has signed up to access the Department for Transports' Recycled Printing Papers (RPP) framework from 1 April 2005. External print suppliers will access recycled paper for all publications as routine unless the product has specialist requirements that cannot be met via a recycled source. This target has been met;
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper, (b) stationery, (c) envelopes and (d) paper for reports; and what (i) the name of each paper used and (ii) the (A) recycled and (B) post-consumer recycled content of each paper is. 
Maria Eagle: My Department's main suppliers of (a) copier paper and (d) paper for reports are Banner Business Supplies and The Paper Company. Main suppliers for (c) envelopes and (b) stationery are Banner Business Supplies and Alphagraphics.
Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance her Department is (a) giving and (b) plans to give during the next 12 months to schools in Bedfordshire local education authority to combat disruptive behaviour in the classroom; and if she will make a statement. 
Jacqui Smith: Our Secondary Strategy gives all secondary schools in Bedfordshire access to high-quality behaviour management training materials and support from three DfES-funded behaviour management consultants. Our Primary Strategy is giving all primary schools access to high-quality training and curriculum materials to improve children's social, emotional and behavioural skills. In addition:
our Excellence in Cities programme provides Bedfordshire with extra funding (just under £940,000 this year), about half of which can be used to fund Learning Mentors and Learning Support Units in schools in the Bedford Excellence Cluster; and
Maria Eagle: Bedfordshire local education authority (LEA) has the same responsibilities to make appropriate special educational provision and keep its arrangements for special education under review as do all other LEAs. Bedfordshire's most recent Ofsted inspection in 2002 reported that:
The LEA's work in [special educational needs] is generally satisfactory and makes a significant contribution to school improvement. However, planning for SEN is weak and, in this respect, too little progress has been made since the last inspection.
Clive Efford: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her estimate is of per capita funding for 16 to 18-year-olds (a) in colleges and (b) in schools over the next 10 years; and if she will make a statement. 
Jacqui Smith: Available funding is determined through the spending review process and therefore we are not in a position to estimate what funding for 16 to 18-year-olds in colleges or in schools will be over the next 10 years. The Department allocates money, via an annual grant letter, to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) who then decide how best to allocate the money in order to meet the Government's priorities.
The LSC is currently finalising its forward plans and when that process is completed, we will understand what the outcomes of the spending review 2004 will mean for funding rates for both colleges and schools for 200607 and the subsequent spending review years.
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Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the levels of funding for (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) further and (d) higher education in Forest of Dean. 
Jacqui Smith: The information requested on school and further education funding is collected at local authority level rather than on the basis of specific geographical areas. The Forest of Dean is part of Gloucestershire local education authority (LEA) and the table contains information on primary, secondary and further education for the financial year 200506. The Higher Education Funding Council for England provides funding directly to institutions, rather than to regions, and there are no higher education institutions in the Forest of Dean area.
|Revenue funding 200506 (£ million)|
|Pupils aged 3 to 10||(109)171.7|
|Pupils aged 11 to 19||(109)186.9|
|Further Education students (not including|
school sixth forms)
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