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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. 
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 Hull||2,990||4,030||4,160|
|East Riding of Yorkshire||2,760||3,510||3,800|
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. 
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.
|Nursery and Primary||Secondary|
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. 
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.
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. 
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:
The allocations for 200304, 200506 and 200607 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 200708 will be £512,000.
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In addition, in December 2005 we announced an increase of £30 million over the years 200607 and 200708, intended specifically to support instrumental and vocal tuition for Key Stage 2 pupils. Of the £3 million available for 200607, £16,533 has been allocated to Kingston-upon-Hull schools. In 200708 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.
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. 
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||Kingston-upon-Hull(8)|
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