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Mr. Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the national performance targets are for Sure Start centres; and what the performance of Sure Start centres in Torbay has been against those targets. 
Beverley Hughes: The progress of Sure Start local programmes (SSLPs) is measured through the SR02 public service agreement targets. It should be noted that Sure Start local programmes are currently being converted into children's centres. 90 per cent. of SSLPs are expected to have been converted by April 2006 and the remainder by April 2008. They will then operate under the targets set for children's centres.
The Government's overall target for phase l children's centres is for them to reach at least 650,000 children under five by March 2006. Each local authority was given a target number of children under five to reach, plus a target of new child care places to create by March 2006. Torbay has a reach target of 5,575 children under five and child care places target of 172 in phase 1.
In phase 2, we have set targets for local authorities to develop a minimum number of Sure Start children's centres to reach a minimum number of children by 2008. Torbay has been asked to develop three Sure Start children's centres to reach 2,574 children under five by March 2008. Phase 1 targets are expected to be met by June 2006; phase 2 targets are making good progress.
PSA 1Improve the proportion of children aged 05 with normal levels of personal, social and emotional developmentfollowing delays in implementation of the foundation stage profile and concerns over data quality it was not possible to set a baseline or target level. It is therefore not possible to report progress of SSLPs against the SR02 target.
PSA 2Reduce by 6 per cent. percentage points the proportion of mothers continuing to smoke during pregnancy200305 data shows that the two Torbay SSLPs saw a rise in smoking levels (Paignton56 per cent. to 62 per cent. Torquay30 per cent. to 37 per cent.). Nationally, there was a 1.4 per cent. drop between 2002 and 2004, the national data for 2005 is currently being analysed.
PSA 3, part (b)Increase the proportion of children aged two with satisfactory speech and language developmentnationally there was a 3 per cent. rise (73 per cent.2003, 76 per cent.2004) as measured through the Sure Start speech and language measure. It is not possible to report on the progress of individual SSLPs for this period.
PSA 4Reduce by 12 per cent. the proportion of children aged 04 living households where no one is workingthe percentage has risen very slightly between 2003 and 2004 in the Paignton SSLP area (25.7 per cent. to 25.6 per cent.), but has fallen in the Torquay Project SSLP area (29.9 per cent. to 27.3 per cent., a reduction of 8.6 per cent.). Nationally there was a 7.3 per cent. drop in SSLP areas.
Ed Balls: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children living in disadvantaged areas of (a) Wakefield district and (b) Normanton constituency are participating in Sure Start local progammes. 
Beverley Hughes: There are four Sure Start local programmes in Wakefield reaching a total of 2,953 children under the age of four. Sure Start Wakefield West covers 773 children; Sure Start Ferry Fryston and Airedale covers 651 children; Sure Start Hemsworth, Kinsley and Fitzwilliam covers 610 children and Sure Start Wakefield East involves 919 children under four. All four Sure Start local programmes are part of or are becoming children's centres.
There are 14 neighbourhood nurseries in Wakefield providing 596 full day care places. Seven of these nurseries are involved in phase one children's centres. Wakefield has one early excellence centre which forms part of Castle children's centre. The centre is also based
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on the Sure Start Wakefield East local programme and a neighbourhood nursery. The centre was designated in April 2005.
Wakefield has 13 children's centres planning to reach a total of 7,886 children under the age of five: 10 of the centres have received approval to proceed from the Sure Start unit and three centres have been designated by the unit.
There is one children's centre in Normanton. Newlands children's centre is based on a primary school and serves 570 children under five. There are also two neighbourhood nurseries based within the constituency, offering a total of 88 full-day care places. There are no Sure Start local programmes in Normanton.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18-year-olds not in full-time education or training, broken down by local education authority area. 
Phil Hope: Estimates of the number and percentage of young people aged (a) 16 and (b) 17 who were not in full-time education or work-based learning (e.g. apprenticeships) in local authorities in England are given in the table. Figures for 18-year-olds are not available at a local level.
These estimates are provisional and are snapshot information as at the end of the calendar year 2003. They are derived from the Department's Statistical First Release (SFR 11/2005) entitled, 'Participation in Education and Training by 16 and 17 year olds in Each Local Area in England: 2002 and 2003'.
|Hereford and Worcester||1,600||17||2,700||29|
|Telford and Wrekin||600||26||800||36|
|East of England||14,200||21||21,200||31|
|Barking and Dagenham||500||23||1,000||45|
|Kingston upon Thames||200||14||400||23|
|Richmond upon Thames||200||9||300||18|
|Redcar and Cleveland||500||24||600||32|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||600||18||1,000||31|
|Blackburn with Darwen||400||17||600||28|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||20,000||24||23,500||35|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||700||17||800||21|
|Kingston Upon Hull, City of||800||21||1,300||37|
|North East Lincolnshire||600||26||800||35|
|Windsor and Maidenhead||300||15||400||22|
|Brighton and Hove||400||16||800||31|
|Isle of Wight||400||21||600||34|
|Bath and North East Somerset||300||14||500||23|
|Bristol, City of||1,000||20||1,600||33|
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