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Jim Knight: Public consultation on Building Bulletin (BB) 100, Designing and Managing Against the Risk of Fire in Schools, concluded in November last year. There were 66 responses to the 12 questions asked and many included additional comments, some extensive. An analysis of these responses has been completed and will shortly be published on the Departments website.
Jim Knight: Information on class sizes in Havering local authority area is given in the table. This shows that the average size of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes has decreased since 2002. The average size of classes in secondary schools has remained the same.
|Classes taught by one teacher in maintained primary schools (by Key Stage 1 and 2) and secondary schools( 1,2,3) position in January each year: 2002 to 2006 (provisional)Havering local authority area|
|(1) Classes as taught during a single selected period in each school on the day of the census in January. (2) Includes middle schools as deemed. (3) For secondary schools, excludes sixth form colleges. (4) Includes reception classes. (5) Key Stage 1 classes of 31 or more may contain pupils who have been admitted as exceptions. Source: Schools Census|
Mr. Byers: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many prosecutions were brought under section 7 of the Education Act 1996 in the last year for which figures are available; and how many such prosecutions involved children with cerebral palsy. 
3,393 prosecutions for truancy under section 444(1);
1,091 prosecutions for truancy under section 444(1A) (the aggravated offence);
3,654 prosecutions for various offences under the Education Act. These are likely to include some prosecutions under sections 444(1) and (1A); and
two prosecutions for child employment offences.
Mr. Gibb: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which organisations are permitted to submit (a) GCSE and (b) A-level examinations for approval by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. 
Jim Knight: The awarding bodies AQA, Edexcel and OCR are the only organisations that currently submit GCSE and A-level specifications to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), which regulates qualifications in England. Any other organisations that wished to submit such a specification would have to show that it could abide by the relevant regulations.
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