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Pupil Expenditure

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Hull and (iii) East Riding in the last year for which figures are available. [65463]

Jacqui Smith: The following table contains the available information:
Primary school based expenditure per pupil1 (£)Secondary school based expenditure per pupil(5) (£)Combined local authority and school based expenditure per pupil(6) (£)
City of Kingston upon Hull2,9904,0304,160
East Riding of Yorkshire2,7603,5103,800

(5)School based expenditure includes only expenditure incurred directly by local authority schools. This includes the pay of teachers and school-based support staff, school premises costs, books and equipment, and certain other supplies and services, less any capital items funded from recurrent spending and income from sales, fees and charges and rents and rates. This excludes the central cost of support services such as home to school transport, local authority administration and the financing of capital expenditure. The pupil data are drawn from the DfES Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
(6)Combined local authority and school based expenditure includes all expenditure on the education of children in local authority maintained establishments and pupils educated by the authority other than in maintained establishments. This includes both school based expenditure and all elements of central LA expenditure except youth and community and capital expenditure from revenue (CERA). Certain elements of central local authority expenditure cannot be attributed to a particular phase of education and consequently a sector breakdown is not available. Pupil figures include all pre-primary pupils, including those under 5s funded by the authority and being educated in private settings (only available from 1999–00), pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools and any other local authority maintained pupils. All pupil numbers are adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
2004–05 figures are as reported by local authorities in their section 52 outturn statements as at 20 April 2006 and are subject to change. All figures are shown in cash terms and rounded to the nearest £10.

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Pupil:teacher Ratios

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the pupil to teacher ratio has been in West Lancashire (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each year since 1980. [64297]

Jacqui Smith: The following table provides the pupil teacher ratios in maintained nursery and primary and secondary schools in west Lancashire constituency, in each January from 1997 to 2005, the latest information available.

Pupil to teacher ratio information prior to 1997 is not available at constituency level.
Pupil-teacher ratios(7) in maintained primary and secondary schools in West Lancashire constituency: January of each year

Nursery and PrimarySecondary

(7)The within-school PTR is calculated by dividing the total FTE number of pupils on roll in schools by the total FTE number of qualified teachers regularly employed in schools.
Annual School Census

School Admissions

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 March 2006, Official Report, column 888W, on school admissions, what powers (a) schools
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adjudicators and (b) admissions forums will have to ask for details of admissions other than in response to objections. [65945]

Jacqui Smith: The provisions set out in clause 42 of the Education and Inspections Bill will permit the schools adjudicator to consider any aspect of a school's admission arrangements in addition to the aspect which is the subject of the objection. The Bill does not give the adjudicator any power to consider schools' admission arrangements where he has not received an objection.

Admission forums have a different remit. They are required by regulations to give advice to admission authorities on their admission arrangements, and where this advice is not followed, clause 38(8) of the Bill will enable them to refer objections to the adjudicator. As part of this process, they should see all local schools' admission arrangements and will be able to request these where they have not been supplied.

Admission forums will also be able to prepare and publish reports on how well an area's admission arrangements engender fair access and work in the interests of parents and children. The local authority, neighbouring local authorities, and admission authorities in their area will be required by regulations to provide the admission forum with any information they hold that will enable them to produce their report.

School Music Facilities

Ms Diana R. Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding her Department has made available for school music facilities in (a) Kingston upon Hull and (b) Hull North in each academic year since 1997. [64104]

Jacqui Smith: The answer to my hon. Friend's question on school sport facilities (64103) addresses the issue of capital funding allocations.

In addition, since 1999 we have provided considerable revenue funding support for music provision through Music Standards Fund (MSF) allocations to local authorities. The purpose of the MSF is to enhance opportunities for pupils to access musical education of high quality.

(a) Since 1999 the following Music Standards Fund payments have been made to Kingston-upon-Hull:
Allocation (£)

The allocations for 2003–04, 2005–06 and 2006–07 include an additional £10,000 for the development of a Kingston-upon-Hull Wider Opportunities programme. The allocation to Kingston-upon-Hull's music services for 2007–08 will be £512,000.
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In addition, in December 2005 we announced an increase of £30 million over the years 2006–07 and 2007–08, intended specifically to support instrumental and vocal tuition for Key Stage 2 pupils. Of the £3 million available for 2006–07, £16,533 has been allocated to Kingston-upon-Hull schools. In 2007–08 the allocation will be £126,750.

(b) We do not hold figures for how much of the funding allocated to Kingston-upon-Hull was spent on school music provision in Hull North.

Skills Training

Ms Diana R. Johnson: 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) Hull North constituency and (ii) Kingston-upon-Hull in each year since 1997. [64100]

Phil Hope: The following table shows the numbers of non-academic long courses of more than 24 weeks duration undertaken in Hull North and in Kingston-upon-Hull by academic years and for the age bands requested.
Hull North

(8)Figures for Kingston-upon-Hull include Kingston-upon-Hull North. The other Kingston-upon-Hull constituencies are Kingston-upon-Hull East and Kingston-upon-Hull West and Hessle.
Individual Student Record 1997/98 to 2001/02 and Individual Learner Record 2002/03 to 2004/05.

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