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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills why the Learning and Skills Council received more grant-in-aid in 200405 from her Department than initially set out in the grant letter for that period. 
Bill Rammell: Following the issue of the grant letter for 200405 we identified the need for additional resources to enable the LSC to deliver what the Department required. The key components of this additional resource were for local infrastructure and development, school sixth forms, learner participation, education maintenance allowance and a technical increase in the administrative budget to cover depreciation and cost of capital (previously carried on the Department's accounts). This increased the LSC's overall funding form the grant letter budget of £8,674 million to a total expenditure of £8,955 million.
Jo Swinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people normally resident in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in the last six years applied for a student loan through the Student Loans Company. 
Bill Rammell: The number of students domiciled in England, and Wales receiving a student loan from the Student Loan Company in academic years 2000/01 to 2005/06 (provisional as at 23 November 2005) is given in the table.
The numbers of loan applications which the question asks for are not available for mortgage style loans, therefore, the number of full-time loans taken out has been provided for both loan types included in the table; applications for loans will be marginally higher than loans taken out
(2) what estimate she has made of the percentage of violent acts committed by students (a) previously disciplined for violent acts or other disciplinary infractions and (b) who have no previous disciplinary record in 200405. 
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what total public expenditure has been on Sure Start in the period 1999 to 2005; and how much the national evaluation of Sure Start has cost to date. 
Beverley Hughes: Details of annual expenditure since 1999 on Sure Start, child care and nursery education are published in Table 12.2 of the Department for Education and Skills' Departmental Report (Cm 6522), as follows. To reflect the increasing integration of services for young children and families, from 200304 funding for child care and nursery education was merged into Sure Start.
|Financial year||Sure Start||Child care||Nursery education||Total|
A comprehensive national level evaluation of Sure Start local programmes (SSLPs) is examining the implementation, cost-effectiveness and impact of Sure Start for children, families and communities. It also provides support to SSLPs on their local evaluations. The National Evaluation runs from 2001 to 2008 and will cost £20.3 million in total.
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 192W, on teachers, what assessment she has made of the reasons for some schools not yet successfully introducing planning, preparation and assessment time. 
Jacqui Smith: We have now validated the successful implementation of planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time in 95 per cent. of all schools in England. However, we are aware of only three schools that are not yet fully compliant. Each case identified has been very different and colleagues from the National Remodelling Teamand its network of regional and local advisershave worked and continue to work with individual schools to find workable, practicable and sustainable solutions to particular difficulties or issues they may have encountered.
David T.C. Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers on extended sick leave are within (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) eighteen months and (d) two years of the official retirement age. 
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made by the British Transport police for (a) selling alcohol or attempting to sell alcohol to a person who is drunk, (b) selling alcohol or attempting to sell alcohol to an individual under 18 years, (c) being drunk and disorderly, (d) being drunk and incapable and (e) violence against the person, broken down by British Transport police area in each year for which figures are available. 
The number of arrests for being drunk and disorderly, being drunk and incapable, and for violence against the person is given in the following table. The information requested in parts (a) and (b) can be provided by the British Transport police only at disproportionate cost. There is no offence of drunk and disorderly behaviour in Scotland.
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|Offence category||BTP Area||19992000||200001||200102||200203||200304||200405|
|Drunk and Disorderly||London North||60||103||73||102||108||99|
|Wales and Western||66||94||113||101||114||108|
|Drunk and Incapable||London North||10||12||7||5||11||4|
|Wales and Western||12||20||21||10||15||13|
|Violence against the person(28)||London North||144||234||216||251||324||365|
|Wales and Western||121||167||195||193||241||284|
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