Previous Section Index Home Page

17 Jan 2006 : Column 1227W—continued

Direct Grants

Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2005, Official Report, column 943W, on direct grants, how much grant was received in 2005–06 by each voluntary organisation listed. [38703]

Bill Rammell: Information on the grants paid to the voluntary organisations to date in 2005–06 are as follows. Updated figures for 2005–06 will be available in April 2006.
Voluntary Organisations 2005–06

Parentline Plus2,307,833.00
National Association of Child Contact Centres541,993.56
Local NE Community Foundation406,055.43
OCC214,000.00
Advisory Centre for Education168,453.15
National Council of One Parent Families158,787.00
Trust for the Study of Adolescence147,389.32
National Family Planning Institute133,451.80
Children's Legal Centre110,024.50
Circles Network104,250.00
Scope97,240.00
Film IT93,750.00
Young Minds87,948.13
YMCA England83,250.00
NACRO (Sheffield)74,862.00
National Deaf Children's Society66,250.00
Agency for Culture and Change Management66,000.00
National Council of Voluntary Child Care Organisations65,245.00
National Black Boys Can Association56,250.00
Families Need Fathers53,476.19
Family Rights Group52,500.00
National Tenants' Resource Centre50,500.00
South London Tamil Welfare Group50,250.00
Eating Disorders Association41,253.00
Positive Parenting Publications41,250.00
Lubavitch Youth41,250.00
Wai Yin Chinese Women Society41,250.00
Learning Partnerships41,250.00
NCH South West40,500.00
Student Force for Sustainability37,755.09
Change36,750.00
Good Shepherd Charities for Children36,000.00
Family Matters Institute33,750.00
Race Equality Unit33,750.00
Princess Royal Trust for Carers33,110.00
Royal National Institute for the Blind33,000.00
Springboard Family Project29,250.00
Anyadwe Children and Family Welfare Association28,500.00
Action for Prisoners Families27,500.00
Calderdale Womens Centre27,000.00
New Forest and Romsey Mobile Community Project18,000.00
Mancroft Advice Project8,750.00
Parent Education Support Forum1,640.00
National Autistic Society411.25
Forum on Prisoner Education78.00
One Plus One50.00
NCH20.00

Early Years Education

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans her Department has to improve (a) early years education and (b) after-school activities in Westmorland and Lonsdale. [43045]

Beverley Hughes: The Government have invested well over £17 billion on early years and childcare services since 1997 as part of an unprecedented expansion of provision for young children and families. The 2005 Foundation Stage Profile results for this local authority demonstrate that generally children are achieving good
 
17 Jan 2006 : Column 1228W
 
levels of development by the end of the Foundation Stage. Nonetheless, we want to continue to improve outcomes.

The Ten Year Childcare Strategy sets out ambitious plans to create a sustainable framework for high quality services for children and families. To support this, the Childcare Bill 2005 will take forward, and give statutory force to key commitments.

To raise the quality of early education the Bill provides for a new duty on local authorities to improve the outcomes of all children under 5, and close the gaps between groups with the poorest outcomes and children more generally, by ensuring early years services are integrated and accessible. The Bill also provides for a reformed and simplified regulatory framework for early years and childcare to reduce bureaucracy and raise quality.

Local authorities receive support on early education through the Foundation Stage strand of the Primary National Strategy (PNS). That support includes disseminating effective practice; supporting the transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1; supporting integrated provision; ICT development in the early years; working with parents as partners; and helping to embed the Foundation Stage Profile.

All local authorities now have access to Key Elements of Effective Practice (KEEP), guidance developed through sector wide consultation by the Foundation Stage strand of the PNS. KEEP represents an agreed view across the sector about the knowledge; skills, understanding and attitudes practitioners need to effectively support young children's learning and thereby raise quality.

We have committed £790 million over 2005–08 to support the development of extended services in or through schools which includes after school activities. £110 million of this was allocated in 2005–06 and Lancashire local authority received £1,824,687. We are unable to break this information down to parliamentary constituency level.

Of the £680 million to be allocated across 2006–08, £250 million will go direct to schools through the School Standards Grant and the remaining £430 million will be distributed to local authorities through the Standards Fund and the General Sure Start Grant. Of this Lancashire local authority will receive £3,531,061 in 2006–07 and £4,515,291 in 2007–08. The funding is to 'kick start' extended services and can be used flexibly, for example, to support the development of childcare including the training of childcare workers. Many schools will choose to develop services in partnership with existing local private or voluntary sector providers.

We are also funding the National Remodelling Team (NRT), Continyou and 4Children to support local authorities and schools nationally as they implement extended services. This support includes guidance on developing and sustaining childcare and working with existing voluntary and private providers to improve the delivery of after school childcare.
 
17 Jan 2006 : Column 1229W
 

Further and Higher Education Private Sponsorship

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what her policy is on the role of private sponsorship in further and higher education. [43084]

Bill Rammell: We welcome both private and public sponsorship in further and higher education. Sponsorship can help build better links between employers and institutions and the additional income which it brings can help institutions in both sectors to identify and play to their individual strengths.

Fire Risk (Schools)

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many responses were received by her Department to the public consultation on the draft guidance Building Bulletin 100, Designing and Managing Against the Risk of Fires in Schools". [41849]

Jacqui Smith: Public consultation on Building Bulletin 100 (BB 100), Designing and Managing Against the Risk of Fire in Schools", concluded on 18 November 2005 and 68 responses were received. A number of these included comments, some extensive, and they are now being analysed. We expect to publish the final analysis on the Department's website by 31 March.

Foreign Students

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foreign students are studying in the UK, broken down by country of origin. [43079]

Bill Rammell: The available information is given in the table.

Enrolments to UK HE institutions by non-UK domiciles, 2004/05
Country of domicileEnrolments
EU domiciles
Greece19,685
Irish Republic16,345
Germany12,555
France11,685
Spain6,000
Cyprus5,675
Italy5,315
Sweden3,430
Portugal2,785
Netherlands2,430
Belgium2,400
Poland2,185
Finland1,755
Denmark1,660
Austria1,325
Luxembourg820
Gibraltar620
Czech Republic605
Malta590
Hungary585
Lithuania420
Slovakia355
Slovenia315
Latvia270
Estonia185
Non-EU other overseas
China (People's Republic of)52,675
India16,685
United States14,385
Malaysia11,475
Hong Kong10,780
Nigeria8,145
Pakistan6,545
Japan6,180
Taiwan5,880
Canada4,190
Thailand3,940
South Korea3,845
Singapore3,630
Norway3,345
Ghana3,035
Kenya2,975
Zimbabwe2,660
Saudi Arabia2,440
Sri Lanka2,420
Russia2,025
Bangladesh1,945
Turkey1,915
Mexico1,845
United Arab Emirates1,805
Iran1,750
Mauritius1,660
Australia1,610
South Africa1,530
Switzerland1,500
Libya1,305
Jordan1,295
Oman1,150
Indonesia1,150
Brazil1,130
Israel1,120
Vietnam1,110
Tanzania985
Bahrain965
Philippines955
Jamaica940
Uganda890
Kuwait885
Egypt805
Brunei800
Trinidad and Tobago765
Botswana690
Bulgaria605
Lebanon585
Romania580
New Zealand560
Zambia545
Algeria545
Ukraine525
Qatar510
Syria495
Colombia485
Barbados480
Nepal460
Malawi440
Argentina370
Cameroon370
Kazakhstan360
Serbia and Montenegro345
Iceland345
Gambia340
Sudan340
Venezuela320
Chile310
Sierra Leone280
Yemen240
Albania235
Ethiopia235
Bahamas230
Peru230
Croatia220
Burma200
Seychelles200
Angola195
Bermuda190
Morocco185
St. Lucia180
Iraq175
Uzbekistan165
North Korea155
Maldives150
Macao145
Belarus125
Cayman Islands115
Ivory Coast110
Bosnia and Herzegovina105
Guyana105
Ecuador100
Afghanistan100
Somalia95
Macedonia95
Azerbaijan90
Greenland90
Mozambique85
Georgia85
Mongolia85
Bolivia85
Antigua and Barbuda80
Rwanda75
St. Vincent and the Grenadines75
Namibia70
Swaziland70
Kyrgyzstan65
Tunisia65
Moldova65
West Indies (not otherwise specified)65
Eritrea65
Congo (People's Republic)60
French Possessions not elsewhere classified55
Papua New Guinea50
Grenada50
Uruguay50
British Virgin Islands50
Panama50
Dominica45
Armenia45
Belize45
St. Kitts and Nevis45
Costa Rica40
Turks and Caicos Islands40
Tajikistan40
Congo (Democratic Republic)40
Monaco35
Fiji35
Senegal35
Guatemala30
Cambodia30
Lesotho30
Dominican Republic30
Gabon30
Bhutan25
Guinea25
Monserrat25
Turkmenistan25
Burundi25
Cuba25
Madagascar25
Liberia25
Puerto Rico20
Togo20
El Salvador20
Falkland Islands20
British Antarctic Territory20
Dutch West Indies20
Mali20
Nicaragua20
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)20
British Indian Ocean Territory20
Central African Republic15
Honduras15
Mauritania15
San Marino15
Benin15
Niger15
Paraguay15
St. Helena Dependencies15
Liechtenstein15
Equatorial Guinea15
Anguilla15
Laos10
Tonga10
Gilbert Islands10
Chad10
Djibouti10
Burkina10
US Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands10
Haiti5
Andorra5
Vanuatu5
Surinam5
Samoa5
Windward Islands (not elsewhere specified)5
Leeward Islands (not otherwise specified)(6)
Solomon Islands(6)
Cape Verde Islands(6)
Guinea-Bissau(6)
Sao Tome and Principe(6)
Mayotte(6)
Marshall Islands(6)
Nauru(6)
Tuvalu(6)
Comoros(6)
Pitcairn Islands(6)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands(6)
Micronesia(6)
East Timor(6)
Overseas—determined by fee eligibility1,305
Not known(6)
Stateless(6)
Total318,400


(6) Less than 3.
Note:
Figures are on a HESA standard registration population basis and are rounded to the nearest 5.





 
17 Jan 2006 : Column 1232W
 


Next Section Index Home Page