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Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of each civil service grade in her Department is located in each region of England; what the average salary is for each grade; and if she will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: My hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office has written to the hon. Member with details for the civil service of the percentage of staff in post by region and grade responsibility and the median salary of staff in post by region and grade responsibility as at 1 April 2004. Copies of his letter will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many primary school classes for five to seven-year-olds contained more than 30 pupils in each of the last five years. 
The information requested is shown in the table.
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|Key Stage 1|
|Number of classes of|
31 or more pupils
|Percentage of classes of 31 or more pupils|
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the written statement of 26 January 2006, Official Report, column 64WS, on dental training, whether the additional temporary dental training places awarded to the Newcastle Dental School in 200506 will be renewed in 200607; and what additional resources will be made available to Newcastle Dental School in (a) 200607 and (b) succeeding years to make provision for the additional students recruited in 200506. 
Bill Rammell: In order to ensure that the total intake of dental students does not fall in 200607, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) intends to extend the temporary 200506 allocation of dental student numbers for a further year. The University of Newcastle was awarded 20 temporary dental student numbers for academic year 200506 and has now been offered 12 temporary dental student numbers for academic year 200607.
The 200607 funding to be allocated to Newcastle for its additional dentistry places is subject to agreement by the HEFCE Board later this month, when overall decisions are taken about funding levels for the sector. Funding will be at the rate decided for all dental and medical students and will be announced to the university thereafter. HEFCE has undertaken to fund both the 200506 and 200607 intakes through to the completion of their studies.
HEFCE will also make available additional capital funding to underpin the 200506 allocation of permanent dental student numbers. Existing dental schools, including Newcastle, will be invited to submit a case for funding to support the development of innovative methods of dental education.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the public information advertising campaigns run by her Department in the past 12 months; and how much her Department spent on (a) newspapers and (b) television advertising for those campaigns. 
Maria Eagle: The following table lists spend on newspapers and television for public information advertising campaigns in the last 12 months.
|Campaign||Newspaper spend||Television advertising|
|Fast Track recruitment||66||0|
|Adult Basic Skills||283||2,588|
|Parents Centre Website||189||0|
|Parents Centre Website||161||0|
|Every Child Matters||2||0|
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on the New Approaches To Contact Early Interventions Project; and why the project was terminated. 
Maria Eagle: The Government did not spend money on the NATC Early Interventions Project. The Government developed the Family Resolutions Pilot Project, which was a time-limited pilot project that ran for one year from September 2004 to September 2005. It was designed to test the value of group work and parent planning sessions in helping parents resolve their differences about contact arrangements for their children after parental separation, without recourse to the full court process.
The pilot project ended in September 2005 and an independent evaluation, to assess its impact, is currently being prepared, which is expected to be published in March 2006. This is intended to inform decisions about how to implement lessons learned from the pilot.
The Government invested an estimated total of £300,000 in Family Resolutions over two financial years (£170,000 in 200405 and £130,000 in 200506). Final expenditure figures will not be available until end year outturn is known, in April 2006.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students were reported to her Department under the Education (Restriction of Employment) Regulations 2000 by (a) teacher training colleges and (b) further education institutions in each year since 2000. 
(2) how many teachers were reported to her Department under the Education (Restriction of Employment) Regulations 2000 in each year since 2000; and how many (a) were dismissed from teaching on the grounds of misconduct and (b) resigned in circumstances which would have led to consideration of their dismissal had they not resigned. 
Jacqui Smith: The Department does not collect the information requested in the format requested. However, figures representing the total number of referrals to the Department in each of the last five years are set out in the following table. These include both child abuse and non child abuse issues from all sources that report concerns to the Secretary of State.
|Number of referrals from all sources|
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many people received education maintenance allowances in (a) Stroud constituency, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) England in each year since the inception of the scheme; and what estimate she has made of the impact of the scheme on the percentage stay-on rate for 16-year-olds; 
(2) how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) took up education maintenance allowances in (i) Stroud constituency, (ii) Gloucestershire and (iii) England in the last year for which figures are available. 
Maria Eagle: The first part of question 41530 and question 41531 are matters for the Learning and Skills Council. Mark Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, will write to my hon. Friend with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
Regarding the impact of EMA, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I have given to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws) on 16 January 2006, Official Report, column 1015W.
Letter from Mark Haysom, dated 30 January 2006:
I am writing in response to your Parliamentary Questions that asked how many people received education maintenance allowances in each year since the inception of the scheme in (a) Stroud constituency, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) England?; and how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) took up education maintenance allowances in (i) Stroud constituency, (ii) Gloucestershire and (iii) England, in the last year for which figures are available?".
Information on the number of young people who have applied for, enrolled and received EMA is available at local education authority level, but not at constituency level. The information relates to the academic years.
EMA was piloted in 56 areas before launching the national scheme. Gloucestershire local education authority was not a pilot area. EMA was rolled-out nationally in the academic year 2004/05. In this year, 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).
|Number of young people receiving at least one EMA|
|Area||2001/02 (Pilot)||2002/03 (Pilot)||2003/04 (Pilot)||2004/05 (National)|
In preparation for the national 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 Gloucestershire local education authority area and England.
|Take-up of EMA by 16-years-olds in 2004/05|
|Area||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
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