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|(b) GCE A level attempts and achievements of 16-18 year old students( 1) , 1994-2005|
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Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children's homes have (a) closed and (b) been de-registered by the Commission for Social Care Inspection in each of the last three years. 
|Inspection Year (1 April to 31 March)||Children's homes de-registered|
De-registrations occur for a number of reasons, including: the voluntary closure of a home; enforced closure resulting from regulatory action; change of ownership; and change in the category of service provided. However, as details relating to the reason for de-registration are not recorded, the information requested on closures cannot be provided.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the occasions when
an amendment has been moved by (a) a Labour backbencher, (b) an Opposition backbencher and (c) an Opposition front bench spokesman to a Bill sponsored by his Department that has been accepted by his Department during the current session; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Department for Education and Skills has sponsored the following Bills during the current session: the Children and Adoption Bill, the Childcare Bill, the Education and Inspections Bill, and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill.
Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on education for pupils aged (a) five to 10, (b) 11 to 15 and (c) 16 years and over in (i) Cornwall and (ii) England in each year since 2002. 
Jim Knight: The Department does not collect the information in the form requested. However, the following table gives a breakdown of the available information. The information for 2005-06 is not due to be collected until August 2006.
|(1) Includes net current expenditure incurred directly by local authority maintained primary schools as well as any central local authority expenditure which can be attributed specifically to primary schools. (2) Includes net current expenditure incurred directly by local authority maintained secondary schools as well as any central local authority expenditure which can be attributed specifically to secondary schools. (3) Includes central spending by the LA that cannot be directly attributed to a specific school sector. Includes pupil support, private/voluntary/independent provision of education for under-fives, independent/non-maintained schools fees, education out of school, home to school transport, home to college transport (16-18), schools meals/milk, central administration, other support services, teacher development and HE/FE sources run on behalf of the authority. Notes: 1. Does not include any capital expenditure from revenue (CERA). 2. Cash figures as reported by local authorities in their section 52 Out-turn Statements as at 25 May 2006. 3. Figures have been rounded to the nearest £1,000.|
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects schools in
Nottinghamshire to receive funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme. 
Jim Knight: In February 2005, we informed Nottinghamshire that it has been allocated five Building Schools for the Future projects. The programme was prioritised on the educational and social needs of geographically coherent groupings of schools proposed by authorities. The following table gives details of when each of Nottinghamshire's groupings is currently expected to be invited to join the national programme. This timetable is subject to future public spending decisions.
|BSF Tranche||Area||Estimated year|
Mr. Dhanda: My predecessor met with six Members of Parliament from the West Midlands in June 2005 to discuss concerns raised by their constituents about specific proposals by Green Corns to develop childrens homes in the West Midlands. In April 2006, my predecessor was contacted by my hon. Friend the Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Rob Marris) and the Black Country Action Group about the issues raised by the development of childrens homes, by providers such as Green Corns, and how these would be considered as part of the review of the Childrens Homes National Minimum Standards.
Mr. Dhanda: I understand from the Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that the Commission does not collect the data requested by calendar year. However, CSCI carried out 1,273 announced and 1,302 unannounced inspections of independent children's homes (those run by the private and voluntary sectors) between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2005; and 775 announced and 2,227 unannounced inspections of such homes between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006.
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