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Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of class sizes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
|Maintained primary and secondary schools( 1) : average size of one teacher classes 1997-2006England|
|Maintained primary||Maintained secondary|
|Urban areas||Rural areas||Urban areas||Rural areas|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed (2) Excludes three primary schools for which there is no urban/rural indicator (3) Excludes six primary schools for which there is no urban/rural indicator (4) Excludes three primary and three secondary schools for which there is no urban/rural indicator. Source: Schools Census|
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion
of deaf 11-year-olds achieved level 4 at Key Stage 2 in (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) mathematics in (i) West Lancashire and (ii) Lancashire in each year since 1996. 
Mr. Dhanda: We cannot provide information relating specifically to deaf pupils. However, in 2004 information on type of Special Educational Need (SEN) was collected for the first time via the Pupil Level Annual School Census for those pupils at School Action Plus and with statements of SEN. The type of SEN indicator includes a category for those pupils with Hearing Impairment, and information for the pupils who have Hearing Impairment listed as their primary SEN is provided in the following table. Other pupils with statements of SEN or School Action Plus who may have a hearing impairment but for whom this is not listed as their primary SEN are not included in this table.
|KS2 achievements for 11-year-old pupils( 1) at School Action Plus and with statements of SEN, with hearing impairments as their Primary SEN, in all maintained schools, 2003/04 to 2004/05( 2)|
|Lancashire LA( 3)||England|
|(1) Number of KS2 eligible pupils with a valid result.|
(2) Including attempts and achievement in previous academic years.
(3) Figures for West Lancashire have not been provided as the number of pupils involved is too small.
(4) Numbers relate to pupils with a statement of SEN or School Action Plus and with hearing impairment as their primary SEN who were eligible for the KS2 test.
(5) Maths results are checked by schools as part of the checking exercise for the Primary School Achievement and Attainment Tables. Reading and writing results are not checked by schools.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the unnumbered Command Papers produced by his Department in each Session since 1976; by what means (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public can (i) inspect and (ii) obtain copies; and if he will make a statement. 
Bill Rammell: Documents which are laid before Parliament as unnumbered Command Papers are generally restricted to Explanatory Notes to Treaties, Explanatory Memorandum to Statutory Instruments and some Treasury Minutes. All other documents are published in the numbered Command Papers series.
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2006, Official Report, column 644W, on departmental staff, how many members of staff in his Department have had two or more periods of sickness of less than five days in both of the years for which he provided figures. 
David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 June 2006, Official Report, column 644W, on departmental staff, why there are no records of the number of periods of sickness absence of less than five days prior to 2004. 
|Periods of sick leave of less than five days||Number of staff|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what (a) meetings Ministers have held and (b) correspondence Ministers have exchanged with Edison Schools in the last two years. 
Jim Knight: Lord Andrew Adonis had a breakfast meeting with Chris Whittle of Edison Schools on 1 December. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no other meetings or correspondence between Ministers and Edison Schools. A visit was made to Thorpe Bay School, Southend, by the then Secretary of State my right hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, West (Ruth Kelly) in January 2006. Thorpe Bay School has benefited from school improvement support from Edison, but we are not aware that the Secretary of State met any Edison representative on this occasion.
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total recurrent funding per pupil was in real terms for each local education authority in each year from 1998-99 to 2006-07. 
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department (a) is committed to the achievement of environmental management to ISO 14001 standard and (b) has been externally certified as in compliance with that standard; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Dhanda: The New Framework for Sustainable Development in Government (the framework) targets mandate Government to have Environmental Management Systems based, or modelled upon, a recognised system.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from the London borough of Bexley applied for (a) university, (b) college and (c) other further education places in (i) 2003-04 and (ii) 2004-05. 
Information on applicants to undergraduate courses is collected by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The figures
cover students who apply to full-time courses via UCAS, but they exclude students who apply to part-time courses and those who apply for full-time courses directly to institutions.
|Applicants from the London borough of Bexley applying through UCAS for full time undergraduate courses at UK institutions|
|Year of entry||Applicants|
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)
In terms of the students from Bexley actually enrolling on courses, the available information covering enrolments at English further education institutions and full-time and part-time undergraduate entrants at UK higher education institutions is given in the table.
|Students( 1) from the London borough of Bexley at further and higher education institutions|
|Type of Institution||2003/04||2004/05|
|(1) Covers students on both full-time and part-time courses.|
Council (LSC) Individualised Learner record (ILR).
HE entrant figures are on a HESA Standard Registration Population basis.
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) student record data and the Learning and Skills Council.
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