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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultants are employed by his Department to work on (a) policy development and (b) cost control; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Dhanda: A complete answer cannot be provided as validated carbon emission information is only available from 1999. The figures presented in the following table are based on kilograms of carbon emitted per square metre of let table area in our HQ buildings.
|( 1) kgC/m( 2)|
|(1 )These figures exclude carbon emissions from road vehicles used for Government administrative operations as this information is not held|
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many department-owned fax machines have been issued to his staff in the last 12 months; to whom they were issued; and at what cost. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the (a) name, (b) professional and academic qualifications and (c) relevant experience are of the finance director of his Department. 
He was appointed in May 2006. He was previously Director of Finance of Ofsted, and before that Director of Finance and Resources at North Somerset council. Prior to that he was senior public sector services manager with Ernst and Young.
Jim Knight: The Department only sends hard copy publications automatically to schools in England in exceptional cases having stopped regular paper mailings in December 2004. Most recently a letter regarding the Ofsted report on staff recruitment checks was made available online and schools notified electronically by email.
Discussions with head teachers and detailed research showed that schools wanted to be able to choose the printed publications they needed, when they needed them, and to be able to order multiple copies.
The online ordering system enables schools to choose whether to download electronic copies or order the paper based publications they need at the right time for them and in the multiples they require. This system is linked directly to the fulfilment service and an existing telephone ordering line. A fortnightly email service to schools informs them of new and important publications.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make it his policy to make copies of deposited papers available in the
(a) Vote Office and (b) Printed Paper Office at the same time as copies are deposited in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff in his Department did not achieve an acceptable mark in their annual report in each of the last three years; and what percentage this represented of the total number of staff in each case. 
Mr. Dhanda: Annual reports for the last performance year (2005-06) are currently being collated. In the previous year, there were less than five cases of unacceptable performance and this information is therefore suppressed on grounds of confidentiality. In the 2003-04 performance year, five staff failed to achieve an acceptable mark, which represents 0.1 per cent. of all staff at that time.
|Recruits into DfES over the age of 55|
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make it his policy to remove from all EU legislation which he is responsible for transposing into UK law any references supporting EU integration. 
I have no plans to do so. In cases when EU legislation is proposed which would need to be transposed into UK each proposal will be considered
on its individual merits. However, EU competence in education and training is limited to supporting and supplementing the actions of member states, and fully respects the responsibility of member states for the content and organisation of education and training. There is therefore not a great deal of EU legislation in the education and vocational training field to be transposed into domestic legislation. In the majority of cases the Department for Education and Skills responds to EU decisions, recommendations and communications through the development of policy rather than legislative changes.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what occasions an (a) individual and (b) organisation has applied for a judicial review of decisions of his Department in each year since 1997; and what the outcome was of each case where proceedings have been completed. 
Danny Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for which services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies hold contracts with the Post Office; and what the (i) start and (ii) termination date is of each contract. 
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what services (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies (i) make available and (ii) have made available in the last five years through the Post Office network; through how many outlets the service is or was made available; and how many relevant transactions were undertaken in each case in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|Primary school based expenditure( 1) per pupil( 2)|
|(1) 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. This is drawn from the 2004-05 Section 52 Outturn Statement (Table A line 50).|
(2) Pupil numbers include only those pupils attending local authority maintained primary schools and are drawn from the DfES Annual Schools Census adjusted to be on a financial year basis.
(3) Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. Cash terms figures as reported by local authorities as at 30 June 2006.
(4) The urban/rural classification is drawn from the Edubase (the DfES database of educational establishments). As at 30th June 2006, the database did not hold an urban/rural classification for 32 of the 17,864 primary schools included on local authorities' 2004-05 Section 52 Outturn Statements.
(5) Rural primary schools are on average much smaller than those in urban areas. Funding to offset diseconomies of scale therefore increases the amount spent in rural primary schools to a level very close to urban schools.
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