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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills where the responsibility for Adult Guidance Provision will lie when the Connexions model is replaced with that proposed in the Every Child Matters and Youth Matters white papers. 
Phil Hope: Overall responsibility for securing provision of information, advice and guidance services for adults to help them make informed choices about learning and work rests with the Learning and Skills Council, and there are no plans for this to change.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers who participate in after-class tutoring (i) at their school of employment and (ii) elsewhere in West Lancashire. 
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) classroom assistants and (b) full-time equivalent classroom assistant posts there were in the North-East Milton Keynes constituency in each year since 1997. 
Jacqui Smith: The following table provides the full-time equivalent number of teaching assistants in maintained sector schools, including pupil referral units, in the North-East Milton Keynes constituency in January of each year.
|FTE teaching assistants|
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of its total budget was spent by Lancashire Local Education Authority on special needs education in West Lancashire in the last year for which figures are available. 
Maria Eagle: The information requested is collected at local education authority level. West Lancashire is part of Lancashire Local Education Authority and the information supplied is reported at the LEA level.
|Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with special educational needs1, 2, 3, 4 (£)||109,113,000|
|Total education revenue expenditure3, 4, 5 (£)||702,069,000|
|Budgeted net expenditure on the provision of education for children with SEN as a percentage of total education revenue expenditure(8)||15.5|
Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children in (a) England and (b) London are attending state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools outside the local education authority area in which they live. 
|Pupils resident in:|
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have claimed the education maintenance allowance in each year that it has been available; and how many she expects to claim it in 200607. 
For the academic year 2005/06, we estimate that around 465,000 young people will be eligible to receive EMA on income grounds. This includes unwaged trainees on work based learning programmes funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). From April 2006, those aged 1619 on Entry to Employment or Programme Led Pathways, and their parents/carers, will receive the same package of financial support as is
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currently available to those who stay on in full time education ie EMA, child benefit, child tax credit and other related benefits.
So far, the national EMA scheme has been rolled out to 16 and 17-year-olds. However, in pilot areas EMA is also available to those aged 18. The national scheme will be rolled out to 18-year-olds in September 2006. Unwaged trainees aged 1619 will be eligible from April 2006.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the education maintenance allowance was per capita in each year in which it has been available; and what it will be in (a) 200607 and (b) 200708. 
Maria Eagle: The education maintenance allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £10, £20 or £30 dependant upon household income paid directly to young people who stay on in learning after they reach the statutory school leaving age. Young people may also receive bonuses of £100 if they remain on their course and make good progress with their learning.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of students receiving the education maintenance allowance completed their qualifications in each year that the allowance has been available. 
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