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|Faith||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001||2002||2003||2004||2005||Total per Faith|
|Roman Catholic/ Church of England||||||||||1||||||1||||2|
|Church of England||2||5||2||3||6||10||10||10||7||55|
|Church of England/Methodist||||||||||||1||||1||1||3|
|Seventh Day Adventist||1||||||||||||||||||1|
|Total per year||12||11||9||4||9||11||11||15||12||94|
In addition to the above, eight Academies with a religious character (six Christian, one Roman Catholic and one Church of England) have opened since 1997, three of which replaced existing schools with a religious character.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much West Lancashire constituency has received from the (a) Excellence in Cities, (b) Education Action Zone and (c) Leadership Incentive Grant Scheme in each year since the schemes began. 
Jacqui Smith: Schools in the West Lancashire constituency have benefited from Excellence in Cities (EiC) funding since September 2001 and the Leadership Incentive Grant scheme (LIG) since September 2003. There was no Education Action Zone (EAZ) in the constituency and the EAZ programme has now finished. From September 2004, under the EiC Primary Expansion, funding has been allocated to local authorities in respect of all primary schools with 35 per cent. or more pupils eligible for free school meals. This includes all primary schools in West Lancashire that meet the criteria. Actual allocations vary as the funding formula is linked to pupil numbers, but funding is in the region of £110 per pupil.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans she has to increase skills training opportunities for those wishing to pursue skills relevant to heritage restoration; and what support she has made available to the Heritage Academy partnership between Woodchester Mansion Trust, Cirencester College, the Royal Agricultural College and Stroud College. 
ConstructionSkills is part of the Government's Skills for Business Network and jointly funds the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) with English Heritage. The NHTG has a UK-wide remit
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to develop skills and training provision for the traditional building crafts sector carrying out skills research, action planning, and work on qualifications. The NHTG is also part of a partnership with English Heritage, the National Trust Commission and others that recently submitted a successful application for a £900,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This will support a Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme for England and Wales to encourage the uptake in qualifications in conservation from January 2006. The Heritage Lottery Fund is also supporting a further nine partnerships providing training in heritage restoration skills with total funding of just under £7 million.
ConstructionSkills and English Heritage were actively engaged in a conference on designing heritage skills training partnerships held at Woodchester Mansion in September 2005 and are providing ongoing advice and support through the NHTG as the academy takes forward plans to develop a Centre of Excellence in the South West.
Jacqui Smith: On 19 January 2006 the Department published the Contextual Value Added (CVA) Pilot Achievement and Attainment Tables, showing results for the 430 schools who have been involved in the CVA pilot. The pilot was designed to test the feasibility of including CVA in the tables, the methodology for which includes the use of fine grades.
The pilot is currently being evaluated, both in terms of the impact on schools, and from a data handling and processing perspective. Evaluation of the pilot will be completed by the end of March 2006. Subject to the evaluation findings, we intend to replace the existing value added measure with the new CVA measure in the 2006 secondary achievement and attainment tables.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many appeals against a ban on working with children have been made by people on (a) the Sex Offenders Register, but not on List 99 and (b) on List 99 in each of the last 10 years. 
Someone who is on the Sex Offenders Register but not on List 99 is not banned from working with children to the extent that he is not subject to a complete or partial bar from doing work to which section 142 of the Education Act 2002 applies.
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Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupil exclusions there have been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Coventry, South in each year since 1997. 
|Number of permanent exclusions|
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