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Dan Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures her Department is taking to ensure children at school are unable to access inappropriate material on the internet. 
Phil Hope: The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) on behalf of the Department established the Becta Accreditation of Internet Services to Education scheme as part of the wider strategy to address internet safety in education. The scheme enables schools to purchase services from accredited suppliers that meet and maintain specific standards in content filtering and service performance. It is open to commercial internet service providers (ISPs) and many public bodies such as Regional Broadband Consortia (RBCs) and local authorities (LAs).
Schools should have an effective range of technological solutions as part of their strategy when safeguarding children from harmful content on the internet. However, it is also necessary for schools to develop their own individual internet safety polices based on their local requirements. Becta has provided a range of advice and guidance to schools and local authorities to help support this. Specifically, schools can access guidance relating to internet safety issues at http://www.becta.org.uk/schools/esafety
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the issue of raising research and development spending; and if she will make a statement. 
In the context of the Competitiveness Council on 28 and 29 November 2005, European Ministers agreed Council conclusions on the subject of More Research and InnovationInvesting for Growth and Employment". These conclusions point to a shared political commitment to increase spending on R and D and detail a range of measures that may be required at the level of the member states and of the European Community to facilitate that increase. These measures may include public spending at the European level (the
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seventh R and D framework programme, improved access to finance for private-sector investments, identification of regulatory obstacles to innovation and improvements to the mobility and careers of researchers.
Sir George Young: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when she expects to reply to question 45243 tabled by the hon. Member for North West Hampshire for answer on 23 January, on safeguarding children. 
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people aged (a) 30 to 39 years, (b) 40 to 49 years and (c) 50 years and over received skills training in (i) Staffordshire and (ii) Tamworth constituency in each year since 1997. 
Phil Hope: The following table shows the numbers of non-academic long courses of more than 24 weeks duration undertaken in Tamworth and in Staffordshire by academic years and for the age bands requested.
Phil Hope: The specialised diplomas available for teaching to young people aged 14 years and upwards in September 2008 will be in ICT, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Construction and the Built Environment and Creative and Media.
Bill Rammell: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC, formerly Inland Revenue) regularly updates the Student Loans Company (SLC) as annual returns from employers are processed. These updates are on a monthly basis and the SLC last processed information from HMRC on 10 February.
The Department has received correspondence about university staff pay. However, as universities are autonomous they are responsible for determining their own academic and administrative affairs, including deciding what to pay their own staff. Pay and conditions of service are subject to negotiations between employers, their staff and their representative trade union bodies. The Government plays no part in this.
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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 31 January 2006, Official Report, column 481W, on young people (culinary ability), what the (a) actual and (b) planned expenditure is on the free recipe guide Fuel for Living". 
Caroline Flint: The Fuel for Living" recipe booklet is part of the 5 A DAY Campaign, which provides information and practical advice to improve the diet. The booklet targets the young independent group of 16 to 24-year-olds, who have a lower than average intake of fruit and vegetables so there is a need to provide information and help to improve their diet.
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