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Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on Corby Community college in Northamptonshire and the measures the school is taking to raise its standards. 
Jacqui Smith: It is the intention that Corby Community college in Northamptonshire will be replaced by Corby academy. The project, which is reaching the end of a detailed feasibility study will provide 1250 1118 places. It is sponsored by Brooke Weston City Technology college, the Garfield Weston Foundation, and a local developer, Corby Developments Ltd. All pupils attending Corby Community college will have a right to a place at the academy, which offers the opportunity to take improvements at the College to a new level.
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will respond to the letters of 31 October and 25 November 2005 from the hon. Member for West Derbyshire, on teachers' ineligibility for child care vouchers. 
Mr. McLoughlin: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she will respond to the letters of 5 October and 25 November 2005 from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire, on the effect of school admissions policies on rural schools. 
Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many cars are (a) owned and (b) leased by her Department; what models the cars are; what type of petrol each model requires; and what the fuel efficiency is of each model. 
Maria Eagle: The following table provides a breakdown of the vehicle fleet owned by the Department for Education and Skills by model, number, type, and fuel efficiency. No vehicles are leased by the Department.
|Model||Numbers||Type of fuel||Efficiency|
|Vauxhall Astra||12||Unleaded petrol/LPG||35.2|
|Volvo S80||2||Unleaded petrol||21.9|
Non-continuation rates are calculated on an institutional basis and the figures for 2002/03 entrants are available from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) publication 'Performance Indicators in HE' at:
Jeff Ennis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people were (a) eligible for and (b) took up education maintenance allowances in (i) Barnsley and (ii) Doncaster in the last year for which figures are available. 
Maria Eagle: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council, who operate Education Maintenance Allowances for the DfES and hold the information about take-up of the scheme. Mark Haysom, the council's Chief Executive, has written to my hon. Friend with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Question that asked how many people were (a) eligible for and (b) took up education maintenance allowances in (i) Barnsley and (ii) Doncaster in the last year for which figures are available?"
During the academic year 2004/05, EMA was available to all 16 years olds nationally and to 17 and 18 years olds in former pilot areas (young people who are 19 are entitled to receive EMA in certain circumstances). Both Barnsley and Doncaster Local Education Authorities were former pilot areas.
In preparation for the roll-out, projections of the number of young people eligible for EMA were only made for 16 years olds. The projections are formed by applying income distributions (derived from the Family Resources Survey) and expected numbers in full-time further education to the estimated population of 16 years olds. When applied to individual localities the figures may be subject to some variation but they provide a useful estimate. The following table displays the data for Barnsley and Doncaster.
|LEA||Projected number eligible||Actual|
I hope this information is helpful and addresses your question. If you would like further details please contact Chris Bradley at the LSC National Office on 0114 207 4512 or Christopher Bradley@lsc.gov.uk
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been awarded to Wandsworth council to provide for new school buildings at each school in Tooting constituency since 1997; and what the sum awarded was in each case. 
We expect local authorities and schools to take decisions locally on allocating funds between new buildings, improvements and repairs in accordance with priorities set out in their local asset management plan. Accordingly, records of these categories of capital expenditures are not held centrally.
Capital allocations to local authorities and schools are higher than ever before. In 200506 they are £5.5 billion and they are planned to increase to £6.3 billion in 200708, an increase from £683 million in 199697.
Mr. Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average number of hours per week of physical education undertaken in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Wandsworth was in 200405. 
Jacqui Smith: Data from the annual PE, School Sport and Club Links survey is not collected in the format requested. The 200405 survey found that overall, 69 per cent. of 5-to-16 year olds in the 11,400 schools taking part in the survey were spending at least two hours in a typical week on high quality PE and school sport within and beyond the curriculum. This figure is 64 per cent. for primary schools and 75 per cent. for secondary schools.
In 200405 the results for the Southfields School Sport Partnership which covers the Wandsworth area, found that overall, 72 per cent. of pupils were participating in at least two hours of high-quality PE and out-of-hours school sport in a typical week. At the time of the survey there were 60 schools in the partnership.
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