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Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have participated in the Bookstart scheme in Kettering constituency, broken down by location; and how many books have been distributed. 
This is essentially a matter for Book trust. The total number of Bookstart packs issued in Kettering from 2002 to October 2005 is 6,206. This information cannot be further broken down by location.
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Mr. Prisk: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what financial provision her Department expects to make to (a) English and (b) Hertfordshire local authorities to enable them to fulfil their statutory duties in part 1 of the Childcare Bill. 
The new duties described in the Childcare Bill will be funded through their General Sure Start Grant (GSSG) allocations. An announcement of GSSG funding for 200607 and 200708 is due to be made shortly.
The substantial additional funding agreed in the spending review 2004, and pre-Budget report (PBR) for 2004, will enable governmental spending on Sure Start to reach £1.8 billion in 200708, around double the 200405 figure. This represents an average real annual increase of 24 per cent.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list departmental projects conducted by consultants in each year since 2000; what the cost was in each case; and what the total cost of employing consultants was in each year. 
With regard to the total cost of employing consultants in the years since 2000, I refer the hon. Member to the answers given by the Minister of State for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education on 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2057W, and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children, Young People and Families on 23 June 2005, Official Report, column1168W.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2005, Official Report, column 1310W, on dental schools, how many of the temporary allocation places are the subject of bids to make them permanent; and at which schools the places are. 
Bill Rammell: Due to the competitive nature of the bidding process, we are unable to release details about the bids from individual dental schools. However, all the dental schools that received a temporary allocation of dental student numbers have submitted bids for permanent places. In total, an increase of 142 dental student places is being sought by the existing dental schools.
The bids from existing dental schools, together with the bids to support new dental schools, will be considered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)/Department of Health Dental Joint Implementation Group (JIG) on 9 December. Recommendations from the JIG will be put to the HEFCE board in January 2006.
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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which buildings and sites used by her Department and related agencies (a) have ceased to be used in the last year and (b) will be closed under plans for relocation. 
Bill Rammell: The Department for Education and Skills have not ceased to use any buildings and sites in the last year or have buildings and sites that will be closed under current plans for relocation.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Department and its agencies have spent on (a) the design and production of new logos and (b) employing external (i) public relations and (ii) graphic design agencies in each year since 2000, broken down by project. 
Expenditure by year, on external public relations for my Department is listed in the following table. The detailed breakdown of expenditure by project (from January 2001) has been placed in the Library for reference.
|Expenditure on Public Relations (£ million)|
|200506 (Expenditure to date for 200506)|
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the programmes aggregated as Other Miscellaneous programmes in each section of table 12.2 of her Department's 2005 departmental report. 
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