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Mr. Fallon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Post Graduate Certificate in Education places were provided for classics in this academic year; and how many she expects to be provided in the (a) 2006/07 and (b) 2007/08 academic years. 
Jacqui Smith: 29 trainees were recruited onto secondary postgraduate classics initial teacher training courses in 2005/06. The number of classics places allocated to providers for 2006/07 is 29 and for 2007/08 27.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) mode annual funding per pupil is for each local education authority in 200506; and if she will make a statement. 
The data for mean and median values for Dedicated Schools Grant per pupil across all local authorities are set out in the following table for 200607 and 200708. There is no modal value for DSG per pupil in either of those years, since each authority has a unique value of DSG per pupil.
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|Mean DSG per pupil||3,642.98||3,888.20|
|Median DSG per pupil||3,578.40||3,822.00|
Peter Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total funding per pupil in (a) cash and (b) real terms is for each local education authority in England for 200506, calculated on the basis used for the figures provided to the hon. Member for Mid-Worcestershire on 9 November 2004; what the figures are planned to be in (i) 200607 and (ii) 200708; and what the national average is for each year. 
Jacqui Smith: Total funding per pupil for each local education authority in 200506 in cash terms is set out in Table 1. Real terms figures are only used when making comparisons between one year and another.
|301||Barking and Dagenham||4,830|
|800||Bath and North East Somerset||3,930|
|889||Blackburn with Darwen||4,610|
|846||Brighton and Hove||4,330|
|801||Bristol, City of||4,390|
|811||East Riding of Yorkshire||3,930|
|205||Hammersmith and Fulham||6,180|
|921||Isle of Wight||4,310|
|207||Kensington and Chelsea||6,380|
|810||Kingston upon Hull, City of||4,450|
|314||Kingston upon Thames||4,470|
|391||Newcastle upon Tyne||4,550|
|812||North East Lincolnshire||4,220|
|807||Redcar and Cleveland||4,330|
|318||Richmond upon Thames||4,230|
|894||Telford and Wrekin||4,120|
|868||Windsor and Maidenhead||4,330|
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what additional funds will be made available to Kent local education authority to implement the Government's new Respect Action Plan to provide provision for those who are out of school. 
We are making additional funds totalling £16 million per year available to schools and local authorities from September 2007 for them to provide suitable full-time education to excluded pupils from the sixth day of their exclusion. We are developing a formula for allocating this to local authorities and will be consulting on this with key stakeholders during the course of this year. It will be for local authorities to decide how much to allocate to schools.
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Mr. Paul Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the levels of capital expenditure on (a) new, (b) improvements to and (c) repairs to school buildings in England were in each year since 1997. 
3. We expect local authorities and schools to take decisions on allocating funds between new buildings, improvements and repairs in accordance with local asset management plans. Accordingly, records of these categories of capital expenditures are not held centrally.
Mr. Paul Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what support is provided to church schools within the state sector in England for (a) repairs and improvements to school buildings and (b) new school buildings and facilities. 
Jacqui Smith: Church schoolsthose with a religious characterare funded in the same way as other maintained schools. Those that are Foundation or Voluntary Controlled receive funding for normal repairs and maintenance through their local authorities. They also receive capital funding through a combination of formulaic and targeted programmes. The latter includes Building Schools for the Future, our programme to renew or refurbish all secondary schools over a 15-year period. We will shortly be consulting on a programme of investment in primary schools. Those church schools that are Voluntary Aided are funded in a similar way except that they must usually contribute 10 per cent. towards the cost of capital work, and they receive their capital funding direct from the Department for Education and Skills. Local authorities are responsible for capital work to playing fields at Aided schools. Details of our programmes are published on our website at www.teachernet.gov.uk/schoolscapital.
Capital investment in buildings for all schools in the current spending review period is £5.5 billion in 200506, rising to £6.3 billion by 200708. It is not possible to say how much of this is allocated to schools with a religious character.
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