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Mr. Wills: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps she has taken to encourage young people in Swindon to get involved in (a) after-school activities and (b) sports programmes. 
We have set out a core offer of extended services and activities that we want all children to be able to access through schools by 2010. This includes a varied menu of study support activities, including sportat least two hours a week beyond the school day for those who want it. It is for individual local authorities (LAs) and schools to determine what provision best meets the needs of the young people in their area.
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Funding for study support is available to all schools and LAs through their base budgets, and also via the School Development Grant which, for Swindon, amounts to £1,366,981 in 200506. Funding (approximately £100,000 pa) is also provided for the well established Playing for Success" Centre at Swindon Town FC, which benefits more than 350 pupils each year.
We have also committed considerable additional funding to support schools in setting up and embedding extended services and activities. A total of £2,050,321 has been allocated to Swindon over three years from 200506.
2. The 200405 budget information is the combination of the school's total budget share plus any School Standards Grant, Devolved Standards Fund and Excellence in Cities Grant allocated to the school (Threshold and Performance Pay Grant is included in 200506).
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what training teachers receive to deal with bullying in schools; and how much funding her Department has allocated for training teachers to deal with bullying in schools in (a) West Lancashire and (b) England in the last five years. 
Training has been provided in each Government Office region through the Make The Difference conferences and through training events run by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and direct work by the Alliance with individual schools. Training is also being provided through dissemination events linked to forthcoming advice on countering prejudice driven bullying.
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Through the national strategies the Department makes high-quality staff training materials on managing behaviour, including bullying, available to all schools. In addition each local authority is also supported by at least one expert behaviour and attendance consultant in each local authority.
Through the National Programme for Specialist Leaders of Behaviour and Attendance (NPSL-BA), the Department has developed a programme for training specialist staff who have leadership roles in relation to behaviour and attendance, including anti-bullying.
Mrs. Maria Miller: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many child care places (a) for under fives and (b) in total there were in each year since 1980, broken down by type. 
|Total number of child care places (a + b + c)||Childminders (a)||Full Daycare (b)||Out of School/ Holiday Clubs (c)||Sessional care (d)|
|Total child care places (a + b + c)||Childminders (a)||Full Daycare (b)||Out of School/ Holiday Clubs (c)||Sessional care (d)|
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment she has made of the recommendations of the Better Regulation Task Force on employment law relating to children; and if she will make a statement; 
(3) what discussions she has held with the Department for Trade and Industry on (a) regulations for the time at which children can start work in the morning and (b) the impact of earlier school day starts; 
[holding answer 14 February 2006]: The Government believe that suitable work opportunities, based on individual choice, can be beneficial for young people. Nevertheless, children's entitlement to education is paramount. The existing limits on children's working hours are framed to ensure that neither their readiness to learn when they arrive at school, nor their capacity to do school homework, nor their opportunity for necessary rest and leisure, is
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compromised by the demands of employment. There are no plans to change this, and no discussions with DTI on the issue have been held.
Guidance has been given to local authorities that Directors of Children's Services should have functions relating to child employment as part of their remit, as recommended by the Task Force. No final decisions have been taken on whether and how the Task Force's other specific proposals will be implemented. They will only be implemented to the extent that they can
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demonstrate a clear contribution to the key outcomes which we want to see for all children, described in our Green Paper Every Child Matters".
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