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John Penrose: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2005, Official Report, column 601W, what criteria she uses to decide whether information in relation to the employer training pilots should be treated as commercial-in-confidence. 
Decisions about the learning required by individual employers taking part in the employer training pilots are reached after discussions with skills brokers and help with identifying and assessing the training needs of low-skilled employees. As such decisions are business-related, we feel it is not appropriate to give information about the training and funding received by individual employers participating
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in ETP without first obtaining permission to do so from each employer. As of the end of November 2005, 26,434 employers had participated in employer training pilots.
Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many meetings of the EU (a) Coordination Group to promote uniformity of application of the general system for the recognition of higher education diplomas (first general system) and (b) Advisory Committee on medical training have taken place during the UK presidency of the EU; who presided over each meeting; what other UK representatives were present; what provision was made for representation of the devolved governments; and if she will make a statement. 
Edward Miliband: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) A-level and (b) GCSE results for each school in Doncaster North constituency were in each year since 1995; and what the average results were for all schools in (i) Doncaster North, (ii) Yorkshire and (iii) England. 
|North Doncaster technology college||18||31||29||25||24||15||25||40||28||47|
|Don Valley high school||21||26||20||22||17||21||24||30||34||35|
|Campsmount technology college||23||24||19||29||32||33||33||22||26||21|
|North Doncaster technology college||15.4||19.5||14.3||13.7||11.9||11.3||10.1||160.9||152.3||157.8|
|Don Valley high school||9.3||13.2||12.8||15.4||10.4||14.6||12.8||151.2||190.9||196.3|
|Campsmount technology college||9.8||7.5||10.0||10.2||8.0||14.8||16.0||174.0||247.6||205.7|
1995/961999/2000: The average GCE A/AS point score per student entered for the equivalent of two or more A/AS examinations (figures from 1997/98 include Advanced GNVQs), with a point score based on the following tariff:
|GCE A level||GCE AS level||Advanced GNVQ|
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research her Department has conducted on the impact on other local schools of the admissions procedures of foundation schools. 
Jacqui Smith: We are analysing existing data to examine the relationship, if any, between admission authority status of school and levels of social segregation. This work is not yet complete. The results will be made available when it is complete.
Mr. Michael Foster: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the benefits to pupils in Worcestershire of membership of the academy for gifted and talented pupils. 
Jacqui Smith: The National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) currently has 925 members in Worcestershire. Members can participate in NAGTY activities including e-learning, summer schools and outreach events. Full details of NAGTY's services to student members may be found on their website at
Feedback to NAGTY from its members suggests that those who participate fully receive the greatest benefits. Members report improved motivation and ability to meet challenges leading to increased aspiration and improved self esteem. This has been endorsed by independent evaluations of NAGTY summer schools by Ofsted and by Cedar, the research body based at the university of Warwick. My Department will be commissioning a full, external evaluation of NAGTY services during 2006.
Mr. Keetch: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been awarded to Herefordshire council to provide for new buildings in each school in Herefordshire in each of the last three years; how much was awarded in each case; if she will make a statement. 
Jacqui Smith: Funding awarded to Herefordshire council to provide for new buildings and other capital works in each school in Herefordshire in each of the last three years is set out in the following table, to the nearest £0.1 million:
No records are held centrally on how much is being spent on new buildings in each school. This is because expenditure on each school, and between new building and other capital works, is determined by the local authority in accordance with priorities set out in the local asset management plan.
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