|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the requirement for school building repairs in Leeds, North-West; and what estimate she has made of the cost in each school. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table shows requirements for school building repairs in Leeds, North-West, based on data supplied to the Department by the local education authority in 2003. Costs have been updated to current costs. In addition to backlog repair work, the figures cover work needed over a five year period from the dates of the assessments, including cyclical and scheduled maintenance.
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
7 Nov 2005 : Column 126W
£6.3 billion by 200708. Progress is being made year-by-year in improving the quality of the school building stock.
|Wigton Moor Primary School||489,364|
|Chapel Allerton Primary School||138,837|
|Gledhow Primary School||246,522|
|Miles Hill Primary School||0|
|Potternewton Primary School||194,107|
|Talbot Primary School||308,892|
|Bracken Edge Primary School||875,350|
|Kerr Mackie Primary School||24,941|
|Hillcrest Primary School||572,465|
|Alwoodley Primary School||718,103|
|Carr Manor Primary School||17,535|
|Highfield Primary School||254,559|
|Moor Allerton Hall Primary School||77,979|
|Moortown Primary School||80,188|
|Shadwell Primary School||6,913|
|Fir Tree Primary School||345,687|
|Harewood Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary|
|Roundhay St. John's Church of England Primary School||32,709|
|St. Urban's Catholic Primary School||3,460|
|St. Paul's Catholic Primary School||37,388|
|Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School||52,476|
|Holy Rosary and St. Anne's Catholic Primary School||182,939|
|Archbishop Cranmer Church of England Primary School||281,510|
|St. Matthew's Church of England Aided Primary School||902,020|
|Brodetsky Primary School||167,473|
|Allerton High School||1,694,672|
|Allerton Grange School||1,870,847|
|Carr Manor High School||305,275|
|Roundhay School Technology College||752,295|
|Braim Wood Boys' High School||262,593|
|John Jamieson School||278,275|
|Penny Field School||116,292|
|Elmete WoodBESD SILC||649,777|
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what was the average amount spent on school meals per pupil per day in the last period for which figures are available. 
Jacqui Smith: The Department for Education and Skills does not collect information on the average amount spent on school meals per pupil per day. However, the recent report from the school meals review panel, concluded that the average cost of ingredients in primary schools was 48.5p; and in secondary schools was 59.8p. We are currently undertaking a national audit of school food provision which asks local authorities for details of average expenditure on ingredients.
The Government make no estimates of the proportion of children between the ages of five and 16 years who do not attend school. There is currently no reliable statistical source from which to estimate of the number of children who do not attend school. In due
7 Nov 2005 : Column 127W
course, the information sharing index, provided for in Section 12 of the Children Act 2004, would enable more accurate estimates to be made.
In the meantime, the Government are concentrating on improving practice in identifying children missing, or at risk of going missing, from education and placing them in suitable provision. In the White Paper Higher Standards, Better Schools for AllMore Choice for Parents and Pupils" we announced our intention to introduce a new statutory duty on local authorities to identify children missing education.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the truancy figures were from colleges of further education (a) in England and (b) broken down by constituency, in the last year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what average number of hours of physical education was undertaken per week in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, in England in 200405. 
Jacqui Smith: The 200405 PE and School Sport Survey of schools in School Sport Partnerships found that the average time spent each week on physical education by pupils in partnership schools was 101 minutes for pupils in primary schools and 113 minutes for pupils in secondary schools. The figures for the previous year were 97 minutes for pupils in primary schools and 110 minutes for pupils in secondary schools.
The Department for Education and Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are jointly implementing a national school sport
7 Nov 2005 : Column 128W
strategy. The strategy is delivering an ambitious public service agreement target to increase the percentage of 516 year olds who spend a minimum of two hours a week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum to 75 per cent. by 2006 and then 85 per cent. by 2008. The long-term ambition, by 2010, is to offer all children at least four hours of sport every week. In the five years to 2008 over £1.5 billion is being invested (including £686 million lottery funding) to implement the strategy. The 200405 school sport survey results found that overall, 69 per cent. of pupils in the 11,498 schools involved, were participating in at least two hours of high quality PE and school sport a week. The results were published on 2 September 2005 and copies have been placed in both Houses of Parliament Libraries.
Jacqui Smith: There is one School Sport Partnership in Hemel Hempstead. The hub school for the partnership is The Cavendish School, which is a Specialist Sports College. The partnership will expand next year to include all schools in Hemel Hempstead.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|