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Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many recorded incidents of antisocial behaviour in secondary schools there have been in (a) Romford, (b) Havering and (c) Greater London in each of the last 10 years. 
The nearest available data relate to the number of exclusions by the reason for exclusion. Information given in the table relates to 2003/04 academic yearthe first year for which reason for exclusion" was collected.
|Number of permanent exclusions(41)(5509060042)||Percentage of all permanent exclusions(43)||Number of|
|Percentage of all fixed period exclusions(44)|
|Romford parliamentary constituency|
|Physical assault against a pupil||(45)||(45)||69||13|
|Physical assault against an adult||(45)||(45)||11||2|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil||(45)||(45)||16||3|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult||3||17||76||14|
|Drug and alcohol related||(45)||(45)||6||1|
|Persistent disruptive behaviour||5||28||69||13|
|Havering local authority|
|Physical assault against a pupil||3||9||269||18|
|Physical assault against an adult||(45)||(45)||20||1|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil||(45)||(45)||33||2|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult||5||14||222||15|
|Drug and alcohol related||(45)||(45)||31||2|
|Persistent disruptive behaviour||9||26||142||10|
|Physical assault against a pupil||269||20||7,319||23|
|Physical assault against an adult||127||9||1,113||4|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil||109||8||1,483||5|
|Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult||132||10||5,754||18|
|Drug and alcohol related||86||6||1,004||3|
|Persistent disruptive behaviour||301||22||6,256||20|
Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what definition of confectionery will be applied to the School Food Trust guidelines on the sale of such products from vending machines and tuck shops in secondary schools. 
Officials are still collecting stakeholder views on the School Food Trust's advice to Government on nutritional standards for food served at times of the day other than lunch. Views have been sought from representatives of the food industry, education and
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health sectors. Forthcoming decisions on a definition of confectionery for the purposes of school food standards will be taken in light of these stakeholder views.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will provide funding to allow the Skills for Life section of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to remain open beyond the 200506 academic year. 
Phil Hope: This is a matter for the Learning and Skills Council who are responsible for the planning and funding of Skills for Life learning via the 47 local Learning and Skills Council offices. Mark Haysom, the Council's Chief Executive, has written to the hon. Member with the information requested and a copy of his reply has been placed in the House Library.
I write in response to your recent Parliamentary Questions regarding funding for adult education for people on benefits and low incomes in Shrewsbury and funding to allow the Skills for Life section of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to remain open.
Shropshire LSC funding for adult education is through Adult and Community Learning (ACL) which is delivered by Shropshire County Council, the ACL funding is for Shropshire as a whole and therefore this makes it difficult to show exactly what has been earmarked for Shrewsbury, the following is a rough guide to allocations.
|2001/02 SCC LSC revenue allocation for county £365,879||2005/06 SCC LSC revenue allocation for county £467,858 (excluding family learning funds of £150,172)|
|ShrewsburyGateway Centre and provision||£163,000||ShrewsburyGateway Centre and provision||£285,180|
|Shrewsbury schools ACL||£24,550||Shrewsbury schools: New ACL centres at Grange and Sundorne schools||£38,000 (includes some|
extended schools funds)
Skills for Life provision is a high priority. The LSC has clearly stated in its annual statement of priorities that Adults without basic skills are entitled to free learning". As a result of this commitment, LSC resources both nationally, regionally and locally are increasingly focused on securing this priority activity.
The funds committed to Skills for Life in Shropshire has increased from £1,960,235 in 2004/05 to £3,510,250 in 2005/06. In addition to this core activity, Shropshire learners have benefited from a further £94,000 of investment in Skills for Life activity through the Employer Training Pilot and £641,412 funded through European Social Funds activity in 2005/06.
Shropshire LSC 2004 target for skills for life achievements (6,177) was exceeded by 8 per cent. with a total achievement of 6,692. A further 2,252 achievements will be required in 2006/07 to deliver Shropshire's contribution to the national 2007 target.
In the funding and planning dialogue for 2006/07 the college was initially offered an indicative allocation for adult programme delivery of £132,639 (including Skills for Life) but the college itself requested the opportunity to review this provision due to its desire to focus development on its key mission: As a high quality post 16 establishment, Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is dedicated to meeting the needs of all its learners in a supportive and challenging environment. It specialises in the provision/teaching of advanced level courses for 1619 full time students".
The college has seen significant growth in its delivery of 1618 learning with an additional 82 learners from 2004/05 to 2005/06, with a planned cohort of 1318 for 2006/07 and it has an outstanding record of delivery at level 3. Through the recognition of its mission, core specialisation, forward thinking and innovative co-location discussions with Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology, the sixth form college senior managers identified that Skills for Life provision may be more efficiently and effectively placed for delivery with other local providers.
Consequently, the value of funding allocation that had been earmarked for Skills for Life provision for adults in 2006/07 at the college £95,928 has by mutual agreement been transferred across to Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology, thereby ensuring that the provision of Skills for Life learning remains local and available to the people of Shrewsbury.
In summary, the Secretary of State, through the LSC is continuing to fund Skills for Life provision for learners in Shrewsbury, through the college of arts and technology rather then through the sixth form college. Both colleges are fully committed to maintaining accessible and high quality Skills for Life provision. This transfer of provision, agreed by all parties, supports the LSC's targets of providing high quality learning opportunities to make England better skilled and more competitive.
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